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This magazine is dedicated to the curious people who want to know the "inside" technical information regarding 
computers, BBS's, the telephone company, arcade games, radio equipment, general electronic equipment, cable and 
other utility companies and anything/everything nobody else wants to talk about.. .or might not even KNOW about! 
Are you a hacker? Are you curious? Do you want to know how-it-works? Then you want to read this magazine! 



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H's just another day and you decide to take a stroll down the street. After a few minutes of walking you 
notice what a beautiful day it is. ..the birds chirping, the a calm cool breeze, not a cloud in the sky. NO 
MORE RAIN. Yes! It's Spring! It's such a nice day.. Wait a second. Who are those guys standing next to 
that big box? Ah, you noticed them, huh? Good eyes ya got there, buddy. What we have is a couple of 
phone dudes doing their yob (otherwise known as job). They've got a big box 'o wires opened up and 
they're diggin' in. We've seen phone company activity quite a bit at this particular location over the last few 
weeks and figured, what the heck? Let's take another simple picture of something familiar to us. Actually, 
we have a whole series of photographs concerning the goings on situated in the picture above. These guys 
can be doing anything from installing a line and tracing a wire pair to tapping a line and making a few calls to 
their family in Florida. Who knows? We didn't ask them. It's your job to ask the questions, people. When you 
see stuff like this, you need to grab that handy dandy camera and start snapping off a few shots, walk up 
and ask questions - taking notes... and then get in touch with Blacklisted! 41 1 . SHARE THE INFO! 



Inside this issue: 

The LAPD's Radio System, Caught in The Blacklisted Web, Pirate Radio 
Survival Guide, Reno Casio Frequencies, Stopping Power Meters Review, 
Our Trip to ECSC, Mail Order Electronic Stores Part III, Driver Bits, Fast 
Food Frequencies Part 3, Incendiaries, Chicago Area Frequencies, The Black 
Market, News & Updates, Enhanced 911, Bullet Buster and a LOT MORE!! 







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Inside this issue: 



4 Intro 

4 Letter From The Editor 

5 Letters 

12 The LAPD's Radio System 

21 Our Trip To ECSC 

23 Caught In The Blacklisted! Web 

23 Deadlines 

24 News And Updates 

28 Unabombers Manifesto part 4 

29 Pirate Radio Survival Guide 

34 Mail Order Electronic Stores part 3 
36 Black Market 

39 Reno Casino Freqs 

40 What Is The Difference Between... 



42 Incendiaries 

46 Stopping Power Meters - Review 

by Shiva 

48 Fast Food Drive Thru Freqs part 3 

49 Big Bro & National ID Card... 
51 kOOl Pictures 

53 Enhanced 911 

54 Chicago Area Freqs 

55 Greetings From THUD Magazine 

56 Bullet Buster 

57 Driver Bits 

58 Monthly Meetings 

59 Subscription Info 
59 Back Isuues 



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Introduction 



Hi everyone! We're here with another issue of Blacklisted! 
411. I'm sure all the veteran readers know all about the 
magazine, but for the new people joining the viewing 
audience, Let's recap what this magazine is all about and 
where it came from. ..Read this once again: 

This magazine is provided to the individuals out there who 
are interested in knowing more than they're supposed to, 
according to the powers that be. We would like to basically 
tell the powers, more or less, we are ALL entitled to, and have 
a right to free information. We are here to tell the people what 
they want to know. You wanted us, here we are. 

Anyhow, we're starting our third volume. Yes, we've been 
here for two whole years now. The first volume consisted of 
12 issues. We decided to go to a quarterly format for our 
second year? Why? Distribution! We wanted more people to 
read what we had to say, so we concentrated on producing 
MORE copies for each issue. It's worked out very well for us 
- and our readers. We've got a HUGE distribution now! 

Originally, we came up with the magazine because we 
were all looking for a magazine which covered more than 
telephone hacking, etc. So, with a lot of work and such, we 
managed to produce our first issue of Blacklisted! 411 and 
had it on the shelves January, 1994. It was an exciting time 
for us. 

Anyhow, for the readers who have been with us from the 
start, you will notice a LOT of changes to the magazine. For 
one, you'll be sure to notice the front cover! Yes, we decided 
to go back to the title bar we used for a couple of issues 
during our first year. Why? It looks nice. That's about the 
only reason, really. On the pages throughout the magazine, 



you will notice all sorts of minor differences we introduced to 
give an overall more appealing appearance to our readers. 

For all of the new readers, we're happy to have you 
aboard! We just LOVE to hear from our readers as much as 
possible and we're more than happy to accept any question 
which falls into the general direction of our usual subject 
matter. No question is too dumb! So, if you want to know 
something about topics we write about, please ask us - we 
won't put you down like some other magazines might tend to 
lean toward. The best way to have a question answered is by 
either sending it to us via Internet E-Mail, snail mail (post 
office) or via FAX. If we get a call by phone, we'll have to 
convert speech to text and it takes the longest for us to reply 
to these type of questions. 

For those of you who HATE our magazine, well, despite 
the threats, despite the hatred, despite the anger. ..guess 
what? WE'RE STILL HERE! ...and, more importantly, we're 
going to STAY regardless of your pathetic verbal/written 
attacks. We laugh at you. Ha.haha. Hahaha.. But, 
seriously, if you have a legitimate complaint, we'd love to hear 
it. If you want to call us to flame us for awhile, don't bother - it 
won't help you out, really. It seems that all the bad press you 
sort of guys give us, we just end up with more subscribers 
because of it. Go figure! Anyhow, we do thank you for the 
time and effort you put in for us in getting more people reading 
our material -AND- shortly thereafter SUBSCRIBING! We 
can't begin to thank you enough. Hahaha One last thing... Uh, 
we're STILL not gonna accept COLLECT CALLS. -BL41 1 



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Hi hacker dudes. Welcome to another issue of Blacklisted! 
41 1 magazine. We're all excited that we've completed 
another entire volume of Blacklisted! and now into Volume 5. 
Yes! I have a few goodies to talk about before you head on 
into the rest of the magazine. ...so, bear with me. 

First, I totally forgot to plug our sister publication in the last 
issue of Blacklisted! WHOOPS! I've been getting HELL for 
that one. Anyhow, our sister publication is called THUD 
Magazine (or the long name: The Hackers Underground 
Digest) and it's not yet available in the same circles as 
Blacklisted! 411. But, Volume 1. Issue 1 is absolutely 
available as a sample/back issue direct from the publisher 
and it should be out right now. So, check the bookstands for 
it - you may just find a copy of the premier issue available 
right next to this issue of Blacklisted! 411.. Volume 1 , Issue 2 
should be out the same time the next issue of Blacklisted! 41 1 
hits the streets. Be on the lookout for it. The cover is in color, 
the content is much like that of this magazine, but you'll find 
more technical information in the articles, including 
schematics, circuit board layouts, etc. The physical size is the 
same, so it should be found right next to Blacklisted! on the 
bookshelves. Cover price is $4.95. Look for it. Look for it. 
Check out the advertisement in this issue of Blacklisted! 
THUD Magazine. P.O. Box 2521, Cypress, CA 90630. 

THUD is on the lookout for anyone that would like to submit 
articles, artwork, pictures, letters, etc. The same kind of stuff 
you send to us, pretty much. Even if you haven't seen their 
first issue yet, you might want to consider sending them 
something anyhow and possibly getting a freebie subscription 
while you're at it. Mention that ZACHARY (or Blacklisted! 
411)sentyou. Again, their info: THUD Magazine. P.O.Box 
2521, Cypress, CA 90630. Be sure to make contact. THUD'S 
first issue looks pretty cool. 

Next, please note that there are no BBS number lists in this 
issue of Blacklisted! After one too many complaints about 
their presence within our pages, I decided to AXE them in this 
issue and see how it rolls over. Besides, the lists we have are 
TOO OLD. Anyone else notice how DEAD BBS's are these 
days? I suppose the internet is responsible for that one, eh? 
If you'd like to see more BBS numbers, please send in a letter 
with your support for this material.... and, while you're at it. 



send in those lists of BBS's ON DISK (so it will make my life a 
little easier). ...oh, and make it a CURRENT list. Thanks. 
If you want to see a specific piece of equipment, book, 
manual, video or other item reviewed, please contact us and 
give us the information we need to get ahold of the item (what 
the item is, how much it costs, where it's sold, what it does, 
etc) and we'll get ahold of a review copy and do a write up on 
it. We have a bunch of stuff we plan on reviewing sometime 
soon, so be on the lookout for more reviews. If you have an 
item that you'd like us to review, send it in and we'll do a write 
up on it. You know how it works. 

Artwork. We have tons of artwork that has been submitted, 
but we're always looking for MORE. If you're an artist and 
you have a talent with artwork, please send your work in and 
let us use it. 

Pictures. We need our readers to send in as many pictures 
as they can. At times, our picture archive gets a little dry and 
I really HATE it when that happens. So, if you've been 
holding onto some cool pics that you've been meaning to 
send in but haven't, SEND THEM IN NOW! You know what 
kind of stuff we're looking for, so get with it. We can use 
whatever you've got. 

Articles. We're looking for articles on a few topics of interest. 
Mainly DSS, satellite, cable TV and telecomm. Anything else 
the readers feel like sending in would be much appreciated, 
too. We seem to get too much material on ONE topic at any 
given time and it makes for a lopsided issue if we didn't go out 
and search for something to balance the scale, so to speak. 
So, send us some of that good info you've been holding onto 
for so long. 

Web site. It's still not ready. Anyone willing to help out in the 
effort to get a web site put together, please contact us. 

Email. Some of you may have noticed mail bouncing back 
more often than not. Our email addresses are disabled for 
now - it's a result of the web site not being completed. Go 
figure. Anyhow, send everything via USPS for now, until we 
can get a hold on the web site/email situation. 

I suppose this is enough from me for now, have a good one, 



1st Quarter -April 1998 



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Dear 411, 

I am in need of some manuals for some old test equipment 
from the 80's. Particularly some Data IO programmers. I 
think you mentioned them in one of your recent issues, so I 
figured I should go ahead and ask you guys. You seem to 
have most of the answers people are looking for. Btw, cool 
mag you guys run over there. Keep it up. 

InSearch 

Redding, CA 

Routed> Internet Email 

It's a good thing you asked us this. We just recently did a bit 
of looking around for something very similar and here's the 
results. Please contact all of these people in your search for 
your manual(s). We're sure one of them is bound to have 
what you're looking for. Between a few of these guys, we 
managed to find every manual we were looking for. By the 
way, we happen to like Manual Merchant the most. They had 
a good supply. 

Manuals Plus, 100's of thousands of manuals, (801) 882- 
7188. 

Ed Matsuda, HP & Tek, good quality, fast delivery, great 
prices, (619) 479-0225. 

Manual Merchant, (619) 490-9076, FAX 490-9075, 
linda_p@ix.netcom.com. 

Susan, HP, Tek, Fluke, about 10,000 manuals, (800) 435- 
1516. 

Bob Garcia, Tek & Racal, about $35 each, (770) 977-5701. 

Bob Lee, Tek, (503) 774-6560. 

Deane Kidd, Tek, (503) 625-7363. 

Art May, Military connections, (503) 632-6973. 

Tektronix (800) 426-2200. 

Hewlett Packard (800) 227-8164. 

Wavetek (800)622-5515. 

Dear 411, 

I was checking out the net and came across this web page: 

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Chamber/4613/ 

The guy (Cyberaktif Brain Leak) who did the page dedicated 

it to the "Guiding the Newbie" article in volume 4, issue 3. 

Just thought you guys and your readers would like to know 

about it so you could check it out. 

CowDung 

Cyberlilly, FUBAR 

Routed> Internet Email 

Thanks for the update. We checked it out and the website is 
called "Hack Central" They provide the LOD Tech Journals 
and a bunch of beginner hacker material. I would recommend 
checking it out if you're new to hacking. Hell, I suggest that 
everyone go take a look and make and suggestions to CBL 
on how to make the site better. Remember people, the more 
hackers that are around, the better. And also remember that 
we were ALL (I repeat A-L-L of us!) newbie hackers at some 
point, so drop the 'leet attitudes. We wish more people out 
there were doing the same thing this dude is doing for the 
hacker community. Good going, CBL! 

Here's the intro Cyberaktif Brain Leak provides on the Hack 
Central web page: 



Ok well this page was brought on because of a Author in 
Blacklisted! 411© The author that wrote the particular article 
went by the name of Alaric. The article was Entitled "Guiding 
The newbie" He has a list Of Files to get started in the 



hacking/Phreaking World. We may not be elite quite yet but 
hey were not lamers.. Mostly everything you need to know is 
right here but you might want more there will be a list later., 
out.. -Cyberaktif Brain Leak 

...intro message concerning hacking by Jarhead... 
Yeah, I was a little 13 year old once, went around asking 
people what hacking was, how I could be a good hacker and 
stuff with my 486 w/Windung 3.1... well first off you need 
access to a UNIX box, and it really helps to have root, that's 
why you need to get Linux, the 2 most common types of Linux 
are Red Hat Linux and Slackware Linux, when you set up 
Linux, you get a better understanding of whats going on . you 
see where the logs are, where the sysadmin's around the 
world have their log files, how you edit them, and basic 
system security. THERE IS NO WAY AROUND THIS! nothing 
is as good as first hand knowledge, no text file will ever teach 
you as much as you get by yourself, this is the first step into 
becoming a hacker, do it now. reading all those text files over 
and over again will get you nowhere without your own unix 
shell account or a Linux box. 

How do hackers do what they do? well, first they find the 
computer they want to break into, they find all about the 
computer they want to break into, exactly what programs are 
running, they port scan it, find what OS it runs, and find out 
who owns it. then they know what programs are running on 
which ports. (If you dont know what ports are then go here 
and buy TCP/IP for dummies) they then see if there are any 
bugs in the software that run on those ports, if there are then 
they find an exploit and run it, trying to add an account or get 
/etc/passwd . if there isnt any known bugs in the software 
then they either find some, or social engineerfPHREAKING). 
once they get an account on the system, then they find all 
programs that can be run on the system and see if there are 
any holes in it, and if there isn't then they find one, and take 
root. 

When a guy has root, they can do anything to the system, like 
erase the entire harddrive, install a rootkit, run a sniffer, run 
eggdrop, anything, thats the goal of it all. have phun... 



Ok, that's their intro. Check it out for yourselves. I'd like to 
comment that if a hacker (or anyone for that matter) has 
access to "root" it's not necessarily a good idea to "erase the 
entire harddrive" or anything nearly as severe. Remember 
folks, "hacker ethics" We do have a set of rules we like to 
think hackers keep in mind. 

Try this site also, if you're looking for resources as a newbie: 
httpMmembers. tripod. com/~synflood/ 

Dear 411, 

Your mag is great. I have a few questions: 

#1 What kind of screwdriver do I need to open up a gameboy? 

And to open the cartridge? Where can I get these? 

#2 Are there any books that describe the Minitel system that 

they have in France? 

#3 Are there any ftp sites that have only really old computer 

games? 

#4 What are the best places to go dumpster-diving? I like to 

go to a nearby college. 

#5 Whenever I go to Radio Shack and buy something, the 

employees there are always really nosy. They keep asking 

me what I'm gonna do with this stuff. Does this happen to 

anyone else or just me? 

Thanks in advance, 

Master Ka 

Burlington, VT 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

The screws on the Gameboy and Pocket Gameboy are your 
every day run of the mill slotted (or Phillips) type screws. The 
screws on the Gameboy cartridges are called "line head" 
screws. More precisely, they are "external line head" screws. 



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1st Quarter -April 1998 



They are a very proprietary screw used in Japanese made 
devices, typically. You can find the tool needed to remove 
these screws in many tool supply catalogs. Let me provide 
you with the name of two places that DO carry the tool you 
need, (you will be buying "line head" bits that fit on a 1/4" 
drive shaft) 

Jensen Tools, Inc. 

(800)426-1194 

http J/www.jensentools. com 

(Page 193 bottom right of their 1998 master catalog. The 

pictures are mislabeled, so we're not sure if it's catalog 

U647-459 or #647-555 it's the "external line head" variety, 

though) 

Parts Express 

(800)338-0531 

http //www. parts-express, com/ 

(Located on page 97 in their "video game parts" section 

#360-215 & #360-216 - get both bits. Let me explain. The 

360-215 is a 3.8mm "game bit driver" and will fit the cartridges 

on game boy, N64, SNES and Sega Genesis. The 360-216 is 

a 4.5mm "game bit driver" and will fit the main consoles for 

SNES, N64, etc - You can use them so get BOTH bits! $6.95 

(Mi h ) 

There's a small article concerning drive bits on page 57 of this 
issue. You might want to check it out just for the hell of it. 

We cant locate any source for the Minitel system technical 
documentation you're looking for. Anyone out there have a 
source for this one? 

At any given time, there are hundreds if not thousands of ftp 
situs that carry software. ..new., old, etc.. What particular kind 
of "really old computer games" are you looking for? 
Commodore 64? Atari 800? Tl 99/4A? Older? We can't list 
any sites with software since it is considered piracy, so we 'II 
ndviso you to simply do a search on the net. Use Yahoo, 



Excite, Lycos, Infoseek and Dejanews. if you can't find it 
there, hit up the IRC and make some friends. You CAN find 
this stuff if you look on the net. 

Are you interested in dumpster diving? Best places are util 
companies, schools, electronic-related stores, etc. Here are 
some web sites to take a look at if you're into trash digging. 

http://dumpster.home. ml. org/ 

httpMwww. spub. ksu. edu/ISSUES/v 1 00/FA/n024/op-dumpstr- 

page.html 

httpMwww. econet. org/frugal/tips/dumpster. html 

As for Radio Shack. We get a lot of letters similar to yours 
about the nosy workers over at RS. Pay no attention to them. 
Go in, buy your stuff and get out. You are under no obligation 
to tell them anything you plan to do with anything you 
purchase or are thinking of purchasing. Be rude. Don't say 
anything to them. 

Dear Blacklisted! 411, 

To correct the letter by sinister8 in v4i4 RCMAC is recent 
change memory administration center. 5ESS and 5E are the 
same thing. And it is Resporg ID. not Rasporg. 

Bill Preck 

Litchfield, CT 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

Dear Blacklisted! 411, 

I know this may not have anything to do with hacking but I 
would like to know who is the current Defender champion of 
the world. I would also like to know the specifications of the 
NEO GEO arcade board and if possible, the CPSII arcade 
board. P.S. How could I get ahold of a Motorola 6809 
microprocessor and it's development kit? Codially, 

Ken 

Montclair, CA 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 




It's new! 

It's different! 

It's a HACKERS MAGAZINE! 

T.H.U.D. 

The Hackers Underground Digest 

Check it out! 

That's right. Your eyes aren't 
messing around with ya. From the 
same people who brought 
Blacklisted! 411, comes a brand 
new hackers zine with all new 
stuff. 

Inside THUD Magazine, you'll find 
more technical hacker info. It's got 
a neato color cover, too. 

THUD Magazine 
P.O. Box 2521 
Cypress, CA 90630 



1st Quarter -April 1998 



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In a video game cover story for the January 18th, 1982 issue 
of Time magazine, a Mount Prospect Illinois high school 
student named Steve Juraszek was profiled as the "Defender 
champion of the world. " Juraszek played 16 straight hours on 
a single quarter racking up 16 million points. While Juraszek's 
feat was amazing, his status as "champion" is a bit 
misleading. Around the same time, there were expert players 
who were literally playing the game for days. 

A scoring bug that occurs at 990,000 points allowed players to 
rack up enough ships to take a break and go to the bathroom 
(important for long games). Once you reach 990,000 
everything you shoot earns you a free ship. If you try to shoot 
as many low scoring targets as possible you can turn the 
game over with dozens of free ships. The only catch is that 
you don't earn another ship until you accumulate enough 
points to "pay" for the ships earned between 990,000 and 
000,000 (one million). It's an advance, not a gift. 

The "bug" was later corrected in updated ROM revision(s) like 
many of the other Williams games (Robotron, Joust, etc) 
Other than this, we have no information on a current Defender 
champion of the world. Anyone else that can clue us in on 
this one? 

Anyhow, The last highest recorded champ of Defender was 
76,377,300 points scored by Bert Jennings from Durham, NC 
on 4/8/83 

The Neo Geo system was described in a "Tony's Workshop" 
article that appeared in Volume 4, Issue 2 of Blacklisted! 411. 
Check it out. Look for a CPSII article in this issue or the next 
in the "Tony's Workshop" area. 

You can find the 6809 at just about any electronics store (we 
do NOT recommend Radio Shack for parts like this) As for 
the development kit, you might want to take a peek in Radio 
Electronics Now. I believe there is an ad. for a 6809 trainer. 
Perhaps Motorola still carries technical specs/reference 
material on the 6809. Call up Motorola in Irvine and get their 
address (and ask if they still have a technical document room) 
If they do, take a trip on over there and visit the tech doc room 
- they have tons of books and manuals on pretty much all of 
their IC's and you can take as much as you want - for FREE. 
It's good if you're interested in their 68XXX series processors, 
especially. 

Dear sir, 

We the youth, the future leaders of tomorrow have a couple 
things on our minds. It seems that every time we turn on the 
TV, radio and internet that the people in Washington DC are 
blaming the American youth for the crimes, that's not true. If 
anyone that should be blamed it should be the adults. We the 
people allow big business like the phone company, insurance 
companies, Internal Revenue Service even the corrupt 
government agencies to time and time again steal from us. 
What our we the future leader of tomorrow supposed to be 
learning? We have teachers, preachers, counselors etc... that 
rape, molest, and murder and more times than not they get 
out on good behavior just to do it again, while people looking 
for info and trying to lean goes away for life. What is this 
supposed to be teaching us? We allow groups like the KKK, 
the Mafia etc... to get away with all these crimes, is that what 
the American government is trying to teach? Information is 
suppose to be free to learn but we go to prison for trying. Do 
they put scientists away for trying to invent? NO then why us? 
We the American Youth would like to request answers to 
these questions. 

THE AMERICAN YOUTH 

South Jersey, NJ 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

(Warning: long response to follow) 

Man, does this hit a nerve with me. Though, I cannot 
necessarily provide answers for you, I can provide my opinion 
on this one. If you want me to tell you what to be learning 
from all of this, then so be it. Here I go. What are you 
supposed to be learning? If you are to be the future leaders 
of tomorrow, I sure as hell hope you are learning that YOU are 
the answer. Get into those positions of power and remember 



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your roots. When money and power and corruption are 
tugging at you from all directions, remember where you came 
from, what it was like to be blamed for doing nothing other 
than learning, that the real people behind the problems went 
free while you suffered. REMEMBER! When you get old, you 
tend to forget these things and you start making really stupid 
decisions. Our government is old and stupid. Simple as that. 

The comment of being put away for life for trying to learn may 
be a little extreme however, I can understand and appreciate 
the feeling and thought behind it. The fact is, people in 
general are not very smart and the smart people that DO exist 
and ask questions and want to learn more are pretty damn 
scary to those dumb people around them. The government, 
being nagged to death by all these not-so-brite people to DO 
SOMETHING about pornography, hacking, internet gambling, 
etc, has no choice but to end up making an example out of the 
first few (hundred) people they can get ahold of breaking the 
newly found laws (or not quite yet laws). While the smarter, 
curious people are outnumbered and never seem to voice 
their opinions quite as loud as their lame-counterparts. 

Science is a funny thing. Scientists are supposed to be in 
search of fact/truth, etc and use whatever means they can to 
get to it. However... and this is a huge however, scientists are 
mocked and ridiculed any time they make a claim that does 
not conform to the science community. Sometimes it takes 
extreme measures by one to make the community open their 
eyes. Most of the time, these people with new ideas never 
make it known to the world because they're snuffed out by 
their peers before they have a chance. Again, stupidity. 
Afraid of change. Etc. 

So, American Youth, I give you my fondest best wishes and 
urge you to remember your youth when you are in a position 
of power to make changes. You see how screwed up the 
wodd is around you now - it will get worse if you, the future 
leaders, decide to give in and follow along with the rest of 
society. Keep in mind that: change is good, too many laws 
is a bad thing, smaller government is good, welfare is bad. 
Please, always remember how you feel right now about the 
way things are run. It will go a long way in helping iron things 
out in the future. 

(Reply #2 - yeah we all have something to say) 
Hey, you forgot to mention a certain football player who used 
to rent cars. Did you notice he said he never beat his wife 
even though it was a matter of police record that he had. 
There were even photos.. .but I digress... 

You're right. You have a very important point to make. There 
is a very bad image of what a 'hacker" is and I feel it's all the 
media's fault. Children and young adults are by nature very 
curious about the wodd about them. It is this curiosity that 
leads many to go on to become physicists, chemists, 
electronic technicians, and teachers. They want to learn more 
and sometimes want to share that knowledge. 

The only counter argument I can give is that many of these 
curious youth take their curiosity a little too far. I can consider 
something like trying to make a working quarter box a test of 
personal knowledge and skill. I can even go so far as figuring 
out how credit cards and such work as curious. But when that 
same person goes on to use such skills to break existing laws 
not just once, out of curiosities sake, but several, sometimes 
hundreds of times more than curiosity. 

We have all been tempted by something illegal and anyone 
who says they have never succumbed to such temptation is 
an all out liar. What makes it wrong is to continue to do so for 
personal gain. You may say that seeking knowledge is for 
personal gain but having the know-how to commit an act and 
carrying it out are two entirely different things. There is 
nothing wrong with wanting to know how something works 
and how to bypass the normal systems. That knowledge can 
be used to protect yourself from someone else who may wish 
to 'hack' some part of your personal life. ..like your bank 
account. 

See, when people do commit these vast crimes it DOES hurt 
the rest of us. I'm sure most of us have been the victim of 
mass punishment because the minority of the group couldn't 
get their act together. 



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But enough of playing devil's advocate. There is a serious 
problem, like you say, when we see all the time people in high 
places committing crimes and basically getting away with it. 
The only image that teaches is that crime pays. And of course 
that lust leads to people wanting to commit those crimes 
because they figure they'll only get a slap on the wrist. 

Ihc ilitUintni.H r. mutiny All these big shots we see in the 
news are rich. ..they buy their freedom. You and I aren't. ..most 
minors cant buy a top notch lawyer to purchase their way 
through the legal system. I think the law agencies that go after 
the little guys know this They know that little Johnny who 
experimented with building his own FM transmitter and 
unknowingly broke FCC rules for power cant afford the 
$10,000+ Tine. 

Information should be free to all. Of course there will always 
be some form of censorship. One way of looking at the 
problem is from the point of view of the censors. What do they 
have to gain by censoring a piece of information from the 
masses An obvious example is the secrecy of stealth 
technology. It's a no-brainer. But something subtle like 
controlling information about how credit cards work, or phone 
systems, power meters, or viruses is a little more difficult to 
understand. 

Obviously you wouldnt want a criminal to know how to access 
your identity and charge thousands of dollars to your credit 
card. Yet conversely, there will always be a criminal who 
knows exactly how to do that. That's where being able to 
know how these crimes are committed one can protect ones 
self from becoming a victim of such a crime. 

I hope that my examples help explain why the little guy gets 
picked on. Dont let it discourage you from continuing your 
exploration of the world. If people stopped seeking answers 
we'd never have the car, the plane, the telephone or 
CD... we'd still be running around naked eating grubs and 
shrubs. 

My chemistry teacher taught that the definition of a scientist is 
a person who seeks knowledge for the sake of knowledge. 
The tern) 'hack' generally applies to making a modification to 
something to improve it or to make it do something it was not 
originally intended to do. It's not hard to take those two 
statements and equate hackers and scientist. Scientists could 
be said to be the ultimate hackers. 

Remember, knowledge is power! 

Dear Blacklisted! 411, 

I have a simple request. How do I find out the long distance 

carrier of a phone line? Great magazine! 

Deadlurk 

(location withheld) 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

Try dialing 1-700-555-4141. You should hear a short 
mi<s:ugn tti.it will mdii .ili' the long distance carrier of the line 
you're dialing from. An interesting note: If you want to find 
out who a particular 10XXX carrier code belongs to, pick up 
tht> phutm mid dml tUXXX (or 101XXXX) + 1-700-555-4141. 
You should hear the identifier for the LD carrier. Some 
t mtint; do not tuivii .in tdonttfioi message and some carriers 
an not available in some areas, so don't be alarmed if this 
number does not produce any results for you. 

To the editor, 

First off, I'm a newble (and full of questions). 

I'm sending this via the USPS, although it would be more 
efficient by e-mail But I've noticed that, for some reason, 
most of the mall you print (all but one letter, in fact, in 4:4) is 
■..•hi by mi. hI m. ill. iivimi though the senders am computer- 
savvy, to say the least This brings me to my first question. 
Why would hackers turn to the USPS when e-mail is so much 
easier? Do they know something I don't? Is it easier (for the 
gov) to eavesdrop on e-mail than regular mail? Even if you 
use remailers? Even if It is encrypted? 



Now, on to other stuff 



I think your magazine totally rocks. I only have the last two 
issues, 4:3 and 4:4, but I've spent hours mesmerized by them, 
reading every single word, if I ever hit a lottery, I'll buy all the 
back issues. 

First, in the "bad news first" vein, let me ask this: your spelling 
is atrocious, why? Like, really, not just here and there, but 
everywhere. What's the deal? Stuff like "phreaks" and 
"warez" I get, but there're a zillion other, shall I say, dumb 
mistakes. Are these made by the writers, whick you then print 
verbatim, or are they editorial slip-ups? I mean, when you 
type in a URL, you have to get it exactly right , or you don't get 
there. This would be my one word of advice to 41 1 , that you 
should not have any typos-you'll get more respect. 

Well, maybe just one more small point, which is rather just my 
personal opinion. I'd like to see more strictly "hacker" info in 
your pages (where space is at a premium), as opposed to 
articles tending to more "non-tech" related issues. For 
example, while I won't say they weren't interesting, pieces 
such as the Unabomber's "Manifesto", "State Citizen ID 
Card", "Cheating the Library", "Legal Words and Their 
Meaning", "The Sovereign Individual" (in 4:3) and "Restore 
Our Common Law", "Factual Info About Jury Service", "SSN: 
Mandatory or Voluntary?" (in 4:4)-are these "hacking" issues? 
This leads me to my next question: perhaps you would print 
411's definitions of "hacker", "phreak", and other hacker 
terms? 

While you're at it (as I am a newbie), maybe you could 
introduce a new column to your mag "The Newbie Corner", 
where those such as myself could find out about more basic 
hacking ideas. Put stuff there in simpler terms (but keep the 
rest of 41 1 as it is, esoteric), and I think you might expand 
your readership to readers that aren't now, but would 
become, hackers. 

Next Question. Why do BBS Reviews seem so, well, out of 
date? Most of them were reviewed or checked only in 1996. 
What gives? 

Also, let me mention that the area code for Connecticut (in 
your BBS list in 4:4, p. 57) has been changed to 860 except 
for Fairfield and New Haven Counties (those closest to NYC) 

Anyone hacked TCI's new digital TV cable boxes? How 
about their @Home cable modem service? 

Does anyone remember the number you dialed as a kid that 
rang back your phone anonymously after you hung up? Does 
this number still exist? 

What are the best web sites, in general, for hackers? 
(Besides 411, of course, which will surely be awesome-I've 
been checking for month now in eager anticipation of its 
debut). 

The following may be well known to everyone, but in 4:4, p. 
21. Pirho wonders what HFAI means. I don't work at Wal- 
Mart, but this means "Hands-Free Answer on Intercom". 

Lastly, my own "newbie" hacker tip. If you're somewhere 
where you shouldn't be (like dialing from someone's unlisted 
number) and want to know what the number is, try dialing 
970. This should give an automated confirmation of the 
number you dialed phrom. 

N.E.wbie 

(location withheld) 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

Hiya, newbie. ..Glad to have you aboard, dude. Man, what a 
mouthful of questions and [constructive] criticism. Anyhow, 
on to a response. We get tons of letters with offers of help, 
questions concerning everything from red boxes to bad credit, 
complaints, ideas, etc. Most of this comes to us via USPS. 
We do get occasional pieces via email, though. The reason 
for this is because our email addresses under our domain 
name are disabled until we can get a hold on the entire web 
site situation. We're always looking for anyone else who 
wants to join in on the effort to make one kick ass web site. 



1st Quarter -April 1998 



Blacklisted! 411 



We're working on it, we're working on it. So, unless you 
happen to know our non-advertised email address(es), USPS 
or a phone call is about the only way you're going to reach us. 
I suggest USPS. If the government wants to read our email or 
letters sent via USPS, they're gonna do it. If they want to do 
a wiretap, they're gonna do it. [Nothing illegal is going on over 
here, so tap, read and have fun] Your letter appears to have 
made it to us unmolested. 

Bad spelling: two reasons. One, we usually print writers 
articles verbatim. Perhaps a bad idea, but enacted to 
preserve the Tee/" of the hacker community. Though, I do 
edit something from time to time. (Don't tell anyone, all right?) 
Then there's the simple fact that we let things slip 
by. ..noticed? ...unnoticed? I usually notice a fair amount of 
unwanted typo's AFTER the issue makes it to the printer. 
Whoops. It must be the lazy-hacker portion of my personality. 
You'll be happy to know that we do put a rather high priority 
on making sure URLs are printed correctly. 

This is a hacker zine and we do print unrelated material that 
seems to be enjoyable to the typical hacker-type. So, we 
continue to print the weirdo stuff you mentioned. Personally, 
I do tend to enjoy reading most of the material you mentioned. 
I've been pushing to use an even smaller font size so we can 
print more material in each issue. Are you with me-> (just kidding, 
everyone) 

Bill Hayes wrote an article describing a typical "hacker" titled 
'What is a Hacker?" and it appeared in our sister publications 
(THUD - The Hackers Underground Digest) debut issue. You 
might want to check it out. In the simplest terms, a hacker is 
someone who will seek out any or all security holes, flaws and 
improvement areas of a system - computer, telephone, 
power, electronic, automotive, social, etc. A hacker is NOT a 
thief. A hacker is NOT a crook. A thief or a crook can be a 
hacker, however. Heck, a thief or a crook can be a politician, 
too. Hmm. Bad analogy. You get the idea, though. A 
phreaker (or phreak) is a type of hacker that finds the 
weaknesses in telecommunication systems, for the most part. 
Also, a phreaker is not a thief or a bad person. Perhaps a little 
too curious in the minds of the phone company, of course. 

About a year ago. In fact, it was a year ago, someone by the 
handle of Roadrunner launched a newbie text help file on the 
net and inside of this text file was a small section called 
"What is hacking all about?" I'd like to quote it and share it 
with the readers. 

"WHAT IS THIS HACKING ALL ABOUT? In a word, 
cleverness. Hacking is about pushing the envelope, using 
technology to its full potential , understanding technology 
rather than simply relying on it. These days, it's easier than 
ever to use a computer without being computer literate. Just 
point and click. Hacking is about going beyond that, about 
doing things that are not supposed to be possible, about 
finding new things and exploring. The land is settled from one 
coast to the next, and space is still a bit beyond our 
reach. This is the new frontier. Hackers are the people who do 
this, who settle the frontiers on the edge of Cyberspace. If it 
weren't for hackers, there would be no internet, and probably 
no computers. The purpose of hacking is not to destroy other 
people's data.to start world war three, or to steal money, 
although these are the images of hackers that the press 
frequently produces. There is, in fact, a hacker ethic, a code 
of honor as old as hacking. Its main tenets are: 

1) Do not damage any system intentionally. This means 
donl delete data, don't cause a crash, donl change data 
(except maybe to cover your tracks), remove users, introduce 
viri, or cause physical damage to the system. Seek 
knowledge, not malice or revenge. 

2) Promote empowerment. Hacking gives freedom to the 
many, rather than power for the few. Share knowledge. 

3) Be creative. It's easy to cause chaos, but it takes 
intelligence to create beauty. Computers can do good things, 
and can make the world better. 

Although it is true that not all hackers follow this code at all 
times, any more than anyone else follows any code of ethics 
all the time, it is a good guideline to go by. Hacking, above all, 
is about learning. Hackers are constantly in pursuit of new 



Blacklisted! 411 



tricks, techniques, and algorithms. Anyone who does not love 
knowledge and the freedom it brings has no reason to 
become a hacker." 

Well said. I would like to ask all the old timer hacks out there 
to help us create a slick newbie section in the magazine. 
Address such material specifically to "Zack" so I can get MY 
hands on it first. 

I am all for the newbie corner column. Great idea. Anyone 
want to join in the effort on this one? Alaric did a nice article 
in 4:3 called "Guiding the Newbie". I would love to see more 
articles with this sort of topic. 

BBS reviews. Do you see ANY BBS reviews or lists in this 
issue? They were getting lame so I gave them the axe! If 
anyone wants to do an up to date review or list, I'll consider 
letting it pass. You gotta make it look real good, though. 

Each area has a ringback number which will, when dialed, 
and after the calling party hangs up, rings the phone where 
the call was placed. In other words, the number you dialed 
when you were a kid and got that anonymous call back a few 
seconds later - well, it still exists. We used to use 119911 
then we changed over to dialing our number itself - then get a 
nice RING a few seconds after we hang up. Neato, huh? 

Web sites, get on Yahoo and do a search for ... hell, let me 
give you a few sites to start with. 

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Underground/3249/anarchy.htrn 

httpJ/www. fc. net/phrack/ 

httpJ/www. lOpht. com/ 

http://www. defcon. org/ 

http://www.geocities. com/Area5 1 /Chamber/461 3/ 

http://www. hacker, org/ 

http://members. tripod. com/~synflood/ 

This should be enough to get you going. We're always happy 
to accept lists of cool hacking related web sites, so feel free to 
send that sort of material to us if you feel up to it. 

970 - that's an ANAC (Automatic Number Announcement 
Circuit). We use 114 or 211 here where we are. Does the 
same thing. It will announce the number of the phone line you 
are calling from. 

Thanks for the letter, N.E.wbie. Have a good one and hack 
the world, buddy! 

Dear 411, 

I have a Radio Shack model PRO-2002 base station scanner 
that I would like to mod. I have not been able to find a mod for 
it, so I thought I'd ask you. If there is a mod, can you forward 
it to me? If there isn't a mod, can you tell me which RS base 
models can be modified? 

DaBu 

(location withheld) 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

First off, our sources show no mod available for the PRO- 
2002. However, the following bas models do have a mod 
available: PRO-2004, PRO-2005, PRO-2006, PRO-2022 and 
PRO-2030. If you need the mod for any of these, let us know. 
We have to mention that it is illegal to monitor cellular 
communications. But, you weren't planning on doing that 
right? 

Hi there, 

I love the magazine. I'm not particularly adept but I'm still 
curious. I study various technologies from time to time but I 
tend to get impatient with textbooks and want to know how the 
electronic and mechanical things I live with actually work. 
Your magazine is great for that, although it's often over my 
head. This gives me some direction, though. 

A local electronics store here in Gainesville has recently 
changed hands and the new owner has been cleaning it out. 
It used to look like a chiphead's basement. You could find 
everything from new ic's to old 60's computer tape drives 



1st Quarter - April 1998 



there, mostly in pieces. I used to go there just to poke around. 
Anyway, the new owner doesn't want the old stuff around 
anymore and has been taking out the parts that he thinks he 
can sell and tossing the rest. He told me that he had dumped 
five tons of stuff in the previous three months. I have been 
making nightly forays into his dumpster since then and have 
now got the garage too full to park the car in it. 

Generally I strip stuff off of circuit boards and put things 
together on a solderless bread board. I often can't completely 
identify the components but when I can I tinker with them. It's 
a cheap supply of parts and I don't cry when I cook 
something. My question primarily is, how do I identify what the 
components are? The ones with numbers I can sometimes 
find data on in a replacement catalog or the ARRL handbook, 
but not very often. Sometimes the shape of a part gives it 
away. Often, though, I have no idea of what some part is. 

A poke around in the construction roll off where a 
supermarket is under renovation scored me four of the led 
matrix type of electronic signs, and I would love to get them 
working. They bear the name Litek and three of the four are 
model ISA4008. The other one is model SAT4008. They're 
four feet, four inches long and have led matrices on both 
sides. They have four wire power cords, two wires each for 
ground and two for +9 volts. They each also have a four wire 
phone cord jack. The circuit boards inside bear the name 
Litek Microsystems, inc. 

My guess is that you work out your design on a computer and 
upload it to the sign, probably through some kind of 
proprietary bus slot card. It would be cool if I could program 
them through a modem though. Anyway, they have little 
batteries on the boards so I think they must have enough 
memory to hold the message and that you could use the 
same computer to program a number of them. I would be 
appreciative of any help you could give me. Keep the cool 
magazine coming. 

tofm 

Archer, FL 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

Awesome.' You're interested in electronics. You sound like 
ME. I really hate to hear about people dumping so much junk 
like that. I would suggest taking as much of it as you can. if 
you're a real hardware hacker type, you can find a use for just 
about every little part you can rind. You can always hand 
select some of that surplus stuff and send it MY way. 

Stripping parts off of boards is a great way to save money and 
allow one to become "fearless" when they prototype stuff 
because, like you said, who cares if you fry something, right? 
Back in the 80's, I used to do the same thing... I'd have piles 
and piles of circuit boards set aside just to strip for parts. 
There's one big drawback (besides it being so time 
consuming - which doesn't really seem to matter for the real 
hacker type ...or really bored type) anyhow, the draw back is 
that you're not really too sure if the part you stripped off of a 
circuit board is good or not. It really sucks when you work so 
hard to get a circuit designed and then prototyped... and then 
you get stuck into a debug mode for the next 6 hours only to 
find out an electrolytic capacitor and two transistors were bad 
the whole time. Damnit! Now, I won't keep used parts for very 
long unless I can dermitely determine if they're good or not. 

Want to identify parts? This is going to sound kind of lame, 
but get your hands on catalogs. Now, don't gasp everyone. 
Get your hands on a Radio Shack catalog for starters. It has 
pictures and descriptions of parts. It's a good start. Next, get 
some catalogs from places like: 

JDR Microdevices 
1850 South 10th Street 
San Jose, CA95112 
(800)538-5005 

Mouser Electronics 
1 1433 Woodside Avenue 
Santee, CA 92071 
(800)992-9943 



MECI 

340 E. First Street 

Dayton, OH 45402 

(800)344-4465 

http://www.meci.com 

Martin P. Jones & Assoc. Inc. 

P.O. Box 12685 

Lake Park, FL 33403-0685 

(800)652-6733 

All Electronics 

905 S. Vermont Avenue 

Los Angeles, CA 90006 

(213)380-8000 

(800)826-5432 

http://www. allcorp. com 

Digikey 

701 Brooks Ave. South 

Thief River Falls, MN 56701-0677 

(800)344-4539 

httpJ/www. digikey. com 

Contact these people and get their catalogs. It will help you 
out quite a bit. We have no info on your electronic signs.. 
Perhaps one of our readers will be able to send information 
you can use. 

Dear Blacklisted, 

I wanted to write in for two reasons. First, I had to tell you that 
I love your mag. It rocks! Second, I need to know the 
frequencies used for the Goodyear blimp communications. 
Can you help? 

BlimpO 

Torrance, CA 

Routed> Internet E-Mail 

Here ya go , Blimp-man. ..Enjoy. 

1 23. 050 Common Blimp port frequency 

123.250 Suffield (Ohio) Wingfoot Lake Facility 

132.000 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company channel 

151.625 Blimp Operations NBFM 

465.9125 Blimp Operations NBFM - Low Power 

465.93 75 Blimp Operations NBFM - Low Power 

465. 9625 Blimp Operations NBFM - Low Power 

DearBL411, 

I've been following your magazine for a short time now and I 
think it's really cool. I'm not a hacker, but I would like to be. 
Ok, I need the old 40Mhz frequencies for cordless phones if 
you can provide them. By the way, I really liked the article 
that Alaric wrote. I would like to see more articles like that one 
in future issues if you can manage it. Thanks 

Devlin 

San Jose, CA 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

I'm pretty sure we've printed this list before, but what the 
heck. No problemo, Devlin. Here you go. 



CH 


Base 


Handset 


CH 


Base 


Handset 


1 


43.720 


48.760 


14 


44.460 


49.460 


2 


43.740 


48.840 


15 


44.480 


49.500 


3 


43.820 


48.860 


16 


46.610 


49.670 


4 


43.840 


48.920 


17 


46.630 


49.845 


5 


43.920 


49.020 


18 


46.670 


49.860 


6 


43.960 


49.080 


19 


46.710 


49.770 


7 


44. 120 


49. 100 


20 


46.730 


49.875 


8 


44.160 


49.160 


21 


46.770 


49.830 


9 


44.180 


49.200 


22 


46.830 


49.890 


10 


44.200 


49.240 


23 


46.870 


49.930 


11 


44.320 


49.280 


24 


46.930 


49.990 


12 


44.360 


49.360 


25 


46.970 


49.970 


13 


44.400 


49.400 









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Blacklisted! 411 



Channels 16-25 used to be channels 1-10 years ago before 
additional channels were added in. Hope this will help ya out. 

Dear Blacklisted! 411, 

First, does red boxing still work? A simple yes or no will 
suffice. If yes, what are the specific tones generated by the 
payphone when a nickel, dime or quarter is inserted? Please 
include tone duration, etc. If no, why all the hype about red 
boxing? It seems that there are quite a few arguments about 
whether red boxing really works or not. 

ZaphOd 

West Hempstead, NY 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

Red boxing still wort<s. YES. You have to use it under the 
right circumstances before it will work, however. I will not say 
anymore than that. The tones generated are 1700 hz and 
2200 hz mixed together - called DTMF (much like that of the 
tones generated by depressing keys on the keypad of the 
phone) The duration of the tone for each coin is as follows: 
Nickel - 66 ms on (1 beep). 
Dime - 66ms on, 66ms off, 66ms on (2 beeps). 
Quarter - 33ms on, 33ms off repeated 5 times. 

DearBL-411: 

This is a response to XMITMAN's letter in Volume 4, Issue 2. 

1) Lojack: It uses 173.075 MHz. Unfortunately, that's all I 
know about it at this time. 

2) Garage door scanners: I recently created one of these 
using an Eversafe Universal Garage Door Opener. Garage 
door/gate openers will typically have a DIP switch that 
contains a code of 8 to 12 switches. Sometimes they're 
binary switches (8 to 12 switches), sometimes they're trinary 
(typically 9 switches). The tricky part is the ones with the 
trinary switches - the switch is either up, centered, or down. 
The circuit I came up with handles this by using two bilateral 
switches (CD4066 type) for each of the trinary switches. The 
scanner contained a PIC microcontroller which contained all 
of the control logic (in software) to step through every possible 
combination of switch settings. The nice thing about the 
Eversafe transmitter was that it was a "universal" opener - 
there are three DIP switches used to set the manufacturer/ 
frequency code. BTW, Garage door/gate openers typically 
operate on 300, 310, or 390 MHz. The scanner I created had 
LEDs to indicate the current transmitted code so that when a 
useful code was found it could be logged for future reference. 
One thing to note if one decides to tackle a project like this: 
I'm not sure about other openers, but the Eversafe opener 
doesn't read the code (switches) all the time - only when it first 
starts to transmit. That means that you must toggle the 
transmitter on and off for each attempted code. 

The Eversafe Universal Garage Door Opener was purchased 
at a local Sam's Club store. The rest of the components of 
the scanner are available at any well-stocked electronics 
distributor (such as Digi-key). I'd like to make the schematic/ 
plans/source code available to others - The only concern that 
I have is that some folks who may wish to build this device 
might not have access to a device programmer necessary to 
program the PIC microcontroller. 

If you know that the system you're interested in doesn't have 
the trinary switches, the problem is much simpler. It's 
possible to connect a binary counter (such as a CD4020) 
directly to where the switches are on your transmitter and 
then simply clock the counter with a 555 timer circuit, 
transmitting each time the counter increments. 

3) 46/49 MHz cordless phones: One interesting note here is 
that the 49 MHz FM walkie-talkies sold by Radio Shack use 
some (typically 1 or 5) of the same frequencies used by the 
handset of 49 MHz cordless phones. I purchased a 5-channel 
walkie-talkie and its service manual from Radio Shack and 
was quite pleased to discover that the chip used in the radio 
was actually designed for the original 10-channel cordless 
phones. The channel selector switch on the front of the unit 
connects to a diode matrix which controls the 4-bit frequency 
select input. I'm working on a system right now to modify one 
of these radios into a 10-channel unit where the 10-channels 
would exactly match the handset frequencies of 10-channel 



cordless phones. One thing that you may be wondering 
about: Since there are 4-bits used to select the frequency, 
there are 16-possible combinations, so what happened to the 
other 6 channels? The chip is designed to ignore these 6 
invalid selections and default to channel #10. 

4) Keyless Electronic Entry: I haven't been able to look closely 
at one of these myself, but I knew someone who did. He 
opened the transmitter for a (I believe Chevrolet) electronic 
lock and discovered that the code used by these things is 
simply an 8-bit binary code. I believe the transmitter, to keep 
the size small, had the code hardwired, but one of these 
transmitters could easily be modified with a DIP switch or 
scanning device similar to the garage door openers. 

I hope some folks have found this letter useful and 
informative. Until next time, "Go ahead, Hack some, AND 
FEED THE RUSH!!" 

Slipped Bit 
Overland Park, Kansas 
Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

Thanks for the info, Slipped bit. Hack the world, man! 

Hey dudes, 

I was wondering if you could give me the tone(s) needed to 
make a standard dialtone and busy signal? Need them for a 
project I'm working on. Thanks 

Unknown 

Roy, UT 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

You should have given us some way to contact you, man. 
Here's the info you wanted, in any case. A dial tone consists 
of two frequencies: 350Hz and 440Hz. Put them together and 
you have a dialtone. A busy signal consists of two 
frequencies: 480Hz and 620 Hz - put them together in and "on 
for 500ms / off for 500ms" and you have a busy signal. 

Dear Blacklisted!, 

I need information on DSS - where I can buy a card, technical 
notes and other information related to DSS. Please help me 
out. P.S. I am located in the States. 

RamEel 

(Somewhere in the U.S.) 

Routed> Telephone 

/ think we might be able to help you out here. As you know, 
battery ...err... modified card usage appears to be illegal in the 
USA - so as sales and purchases. Apparently Canada and 
other places remain to be a "safe" place to sell test cards. 
Anyhow, you can get test cards here: 

Vcipher Technologies 

233 Mountain Ranches Road 

Rigaud, Quebec, Canada J0P 1P0 

Voice: (514)451-5704 

Fax: (514)451-6477 

E-Mail: reg@vcipher.com 

URL: http://www.vcipher.com/index.htm/ 

You can find info on DSS at the following: 

Scrambling News 

1060 Niagara Falls Blvd., #110 

Tonawanda, NY, 14150 

(716)283-6910 

E-Mail: scramblingnews@msn.com 

URL: http://www. scramblingnews. com/ 

Satellite Watch News 
(517)685-3410 

TELECODE 

P.O. BOX 6426 

YUMA, AZ 85366-6426 

1-520-726-2833 

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11 



THE LAPD'S RADIO SYSTEM. 

AS BEST AS I CAN TELL 
By Phone Scum 



You know, Andrew S's letter, or article, or whatever it was, a few months back about hacking into the LAPD's mobile computer system 
was very interesting fiction. If anybody thinks that you can go down to Ham Radio Outlet, spend a few hundred dollars on a piece of 
amateur radio equipment, and be able to access all sorts of information regarding people's criminal, driving, and so on records, then they 
really need to get their heads shrunk. 

Perhaps this kind of thing goes on in small towns and other municipalities, but for the City of Los Angeles, they take the security of their 
over-the-air (not to mention all other kinds of) data very seriously. You may say, "but any monkey with a scanner can listen to the LAPD 
and get all sorts of information." Well, yes, but does that do you any good? Well, it all depends on your point of view. Armed with the 
appropriate information for your geographical area (this magazine is published in SoCal, but I don't know how far it goes to the east, so 
I'm going to assume that you can use this here in and around LA), you can find out some interesting information about your neighbors. If 
they're interesting to begin with. 

First of all, let's blow the myth of hacking into the mobile computer system. Let's do this by examining the system itself. Firstly, the largest 
part of the system, and that's the mobile computers in the cars themselves. For a long time, the City has had a contract with everybody's 
favorite Motorola. Now, through this article, you may seem to notice that I don't go easy on the big M. That's just a personal decision, 
made through several years of dealing with them and the idiots in their company. They, even though they don't know it, have made life 
pretty miserable for me, in more than one way, and I'm always looking at ways to screw with them. But enough of that, back to the topic. 

In LAPD patrol cars, if you happen to see one, you will notice one of two types of MDTs (Mobile Data Terminal), depending on the model 
year of the car. The older Crown Victorias (89-93), the smaller type, have the really large units mounted in front of the passenger on a 
large metal bar. This frequently wreaked havoc with a passenger if the unit was involved in an accident, and I never hope that anything bad 
happens to them like that, and neither did the union, which pretty much made them change the type to the more common units that are in 
the newer Caprices and Crown Vies, which get mounted on the front section of the custom center console that also holds the siren 
controller, note pad holder, and in the Caprices, the AVA (more on these later), and in the new Crown Vies, a blank space. This new one 
is the most common these days, so that's the one that we'll focus on for now. 

The Motorola 9100 MDT represented a giant leap forward in MDT technology. Right. It was basically just a repackaging of the same unit 
that has been in service around the country for twenty years. If you get the chance to look at one, you'll basically see a small screen, 80 
columns by 40 lines, a full sized keyboard without numeric keypad, and a bunch of status buttons along the top. The status buttons are for 
instant transmitting of common messages like, "en route", "on scene", and so on through the red button marked "emergency." Now, for all 
the money that the City spent on this fantastic system, what all is it used for? Not a hell of a lot. 

When an officer, and his partner for the day if applicable, gets assigned a car for patrol or whatever, he has to log in. That's basically what 
it's used for other than receiving calls to go to. To log in, he has to enter some basic information like his badge number, rover numbers 
(more on this later, too), vehicle shop number, and mileage. That's it. From there, they'll use it to get basic information on calls that they 
are assigned, and for the especially savvy ones that can actually type, they can send messages between units. But that doesn't happen all 
that often. 

For receiving calls, the MDT is usually secondary to the radios that they use. The only time that they are really used is if some kind of 
super critical information needs to be transmitted. Unfortunately, there really is no way to decode this information without having one of 
them in your possession. Now, there are ways to get these. Swap meets, for one. If you don't have a few thousand dollars to put into a new 
one, this can be a great place to get one. But, without some serious inside information, it would take one of the astute readers of this 
publication to be able to decode the format the information is sent around in. But the MDT is really only half of the story. 

In the trunk of the patrol cars, there's a board, usually on the passenger side, bolted to the trunk, that holds the radios that actually do all of 
the transmitting and receiving. Now, for an agency that has over a hundred channels on the UHF band, does it seem strange that they have 
all of their data on VHF? Who knows. Now, the city, being the cheapskates that they are, are still using apparatus that was in front line 
service before I was born. My last trip down to Piper Tech saw me standing in front of a pile of Motorola T-Power radios. Built to last, all 
right. Ready to go into someone's car, I suppose. But I digress. Sometimes, in the new Crown Vies, they've taken to using a VHF Motorola 
GM-300 or Maxtrac or something similar, and having it mounted in the glove box. That's right. The glove box. Why not? But, no matter 
where it is mounted, this is what makes the data get from the MDT to Dispatch. For those of you that have a scanner, you can actually 
listen into the data being transmitted either + + or + + or + +. 

At this point, I have covered just about everything that I can about the MDT system. Not a whole lot, I know, but maybe it's enough to 
have someone who can figure out how to decode the data. Also at this point, I have to put in the standard disclaimer about this being for 
information only (the whole purpose of this publication), and that decoding sensitive information may be against one law or another. And 
as for trying to get into the system by transmitting data on these frequencies, then you get into the FCC's jurisdiction, and that's some really 
serious stuff. Both the City and the FCC have serious transmitter locating equipment. They are not the people to mess with. That being 
said, onto the LAPD's voice radio system. 

All in all, I know a hell of a lot more about the UHF radio system than the VHF data system. Like I mentioned earlier, that's where most 
of the good stuff happens. Like has happened several times in the past several months (and who could forget the North Hollywood bank 
robbery last February), all of the really cool stuff happens on the voice channels. If you're watching the TV, and you see something good 
happening, it's really nice having a scanner with the frequencies in it, but what does it all mean? That's what this section is for. 

A couple of years ago, the LAPD contracted with Motorola to supply several thousand new portable radios for all officers, which would 
comply with the FCCs requirements for the next few years. The City, in it's infinite wisdom, chose radios that had a list price of about 
$3500 each, but by buying seven or eight thousand of them, they got the price below $2,000. Not a bad deal for Motorola, huh? Along with 
new technology comes all the problems and associated costs. The most famous problem was with the batteries for these radios. A rather 
large article in the Daily News a couple of years ago pointed out a problem that officers in the field were having with their batteries going 
dead before the end of their shifts. This caused such a great outcry because of the officer safety issue. Why were the radios going dead? In 
order to meet one of the requirements, height. Motorola supplied the lower-capacity battery with the radio, which was only 1 100 mall, 

12 1 st Quarter - April 1 998 B lacklisted! 411 



instead of the 1800 maH one that would normally come with it. Well, this and that happened, and the solution was to just issue more 
batteries per officer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Officers are issued a radio, and two spare batteries. Politics. 

Well, as I mentioned earlier, part of the log on procedure was to enter the rover number. The portable radios that they carry are called 
rovers for one reason. "We've always done it that way." Long ago, before the advent of portable technology, the single channel radio was 
mounted permanently in the patrol car. Once the technology became available for a portable radio, the officer was allowed to rove around 
without having to return to his car to call dispatch. That's why they call them rovers. On each of the rovers, there are a couple of engraved 
items. On the front, LAPD is carved in conspicuous letters, to identify the owning agency, and on the back of the radio, there is a four digit 
number that identifies that particular unit as to which division it belongs to, and when logged in, which officer. For those of you with 
scanners, you may have heard the tones that precede an officer making a comment on the radio. These tones are called MODAT tones 
(Motorola proprietary signaling format, like MDC-600 or MDC-100). You will recognize them, as they sometimes resemble a turkey 
gobble. 

Now, for the inventive ones of you out there, I'd like to offer an invitation to write a computer program to be able to hook your scanner to 
your computer and be able to decode those tones. Like a DTMF decoder, the program would decode, display, and log the information for 
later use. Why would anyone want to know this information? Because it's there. Any takers? Let us know. I can provide a controlled 
sample on tape of all the tones, if it would help. 

Not that the radios are not nice. Anyone that has seen one at a swap meet, or happened to come across one that a cop has dropped (it 
happens, you know), will notice that it is a nice piece of machinery. 255 (supposedly) channels, two line dot matrix display, 450-520 
MHz. bandwidth. And, most of all, the ASTRO digital protocol. Advanced Secure Tactical Radio Operations. Basically, they will 
eventually be able to talk to each other and no one without a radio programmed to be able to receive these digitally encrypted 
transmissions will not be able to eavesdrop. Really nice. For those curious, below is a diagram of the radio, and how the LAPD has their 
buttons programmed. 




Now, for listening to the LAPD's voice transmissions, I have some 
special information for you here. The LAPD has basically two different 
channel plans for these ASTRO radios. Firstly, the standard 180 channel 
program, which is in all of the patrol officers and support staff radios, 
and the enhanced 200 channel plan which the senior staff, IAD, and 
high-level mucky mucks have. Well, I think I have it all here. You need 
to be advised again at this point that transmitting on these frequencies is 
a really big no-no, and that there are all sorts of privacy laws that may 
even be designed to prevent you from even listening to these 
frequencies. Use discretion. For all of those that have a radio capable, 
you need to remember that between 450 and 470 MHz.., transmit is 5 
MHz. higher, and 570 to 512 MHz. is 3 MHz. higher. But you are not 
allowed to transmit without all of the proper authorizations and all that 
crap. But, on to the information. 

From the very beginning, the basic communications protocols for the 
LAPD have made sense. Division 1, Central, operated on frequency 1. 
Up through Division 18, Southeast, which operates on frequency 18. 
The only confusing thing is that some divisions share frequencies. This 
came over the years as divisions grew, and there were no new radio 
channels available from the FCC. As a quick side note, for those of you 
that don't know, there are a very finite number of radio frequencies 
available, and there are lots of people that want them. 



For those that are interested, here is a copy of the entire LAPD channel 
plan. All 200 channels. This takes a bit of explaining, for the uninitiated, 
it's kind of overwhelming. Firstly, the columns themselves represent the 
Channel Number, if you get your hands on a radio, one of the buttons on 
the front if marked "CHAN", and you can either scroll through them or 
enter the channel number directly from the front keypad. This helps 
when an officer has to go to a channel that is not in his primary channel 
selector, like Tac-4C, which he may have to do directly to channel 182. 
The Alpha Tag is the name of the channel as it appears on the radio 
when the channel is selected. The Rx Freq is the frequency in MHz., and 
can be input into any capable scanner. PL is the subaudible frequency 
attached to that channel, sometimes called an interference eliminator 
code, and doesn't really do a whole lot for you unless your scanner is 
capable of that feature. For two-way radios, the PL is often required to 
access the repeater.Use is fairly self-evident. 



Channel 


Alpha Tag Rx Freq 


PL 


Use 


1 


001 Central 


506.7375 


110.9 


2 


002 Rampart 


506.9375 


110.9 


3 


003 Southwest 


506.9875 


110.9 


4 


004 Hollenbeck 


507.1875 


110.9 


5 


005 Harbor 


506.7875 


110.9 


6 


006 Hollywood 


507.2125 


110.9 


7 


007 Wilshire 


506.9625 


110.9 


8 


008 West L.A. 


506.7625 


110.9 


9 


009 Van Nuys 


506.7125 


110.9 



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Central Division 
Rampart Division 
Southwest Division 
Hollenbeck Division 
Harbor Division 
Hollywood Division 
Wilshire Division 
West L.A. Division 
Van Nuys Division 






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10 


010 West Valley 


506.7125 


110.9 


11 


011 Northeast 


506.9375 


110.9 


12 


012 77th Street 


507.2375 


110.9 


13 


013 Newton 


507.1875 


110.9 


14 


014 Pacific 


506.9625 


110.9 


15 


015 North Hollywood 


507.1625 


110.9 


16 


016 Foothill 


507.1625 


110.9 


17 


017 Devonshire 


507.8875 


110.9 


18 


018 Southeast 


506.7875 


110.9 


19 


019 Reserved 


500.0000 


110.9 


20 


020 Reserved 


500.0000 


110.9 


21 


021 Air/K9 


484.7125 


110.9 


22 


022 LAPD Access 


484.4375 


110.9 


23 


023 Admin Net 


506.3625 


110.9 


24 


024 CTD 


506.7375 


110.9 


25 


025 STD 


506.9875 


110.9 


26 


026 Tac-4 Cent 


506.5875 


110.9 


27 


027 4-A Cent 


484.7875 


110.9 


28 


028 Tac-5 Val 


507.2625 


110.9 


29 


029 5-A Val 


484.8875 


110.9 


30 


030 Tac-6 West 


506.8125 


110.9 


31 


031 6-A West 


484.4125 


110.9 


32 


032 Tac-7 South 


507.0375 


110.9 


33 


033 7-A South 


484.3125 


110.9 


34 


034 WTD 


506.7625 


110.9 


35 


035 VTD 


506.8875 


110.9 


36 


036 Citywide-1 


507.1125 


110.9 


37 


037 Citywide-2 


484.6625 


110.9 


38 


038 Citywide-3 


484.7625 


110.9 


39 


039 Citywide-4 


484.4625 


110.9 


40 


040 Citywide-5 


484.6375 


110.9 


41 


041 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


42 


042 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


43 


043 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


44 


044 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


45 


045 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


46 


046 Clemars-22 


484.2375 


156.7 


47 


047 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


48 


048 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


49 


049 Archive 


500.0000 


CSQ 


50 


050 Emergency 


507.0875 


110.9 


51 


051 LASO D-01 


483.9875 


CSQ 


52 


052 LASO D-02 


483.3625 


CSQ 


53 


053 LASO D-03 


483.2125 


CSQ 


54 


054 LASO D-04 


483.2625 


CSQ 


55 


055 LASO D-05 


482.8625 


CSQ 


56 


056 LASO D-06 


482.9375 


CSQ 


57 


057 LASO D-07 


484.0375 


CSQ 


58 


058 LASO D-08 


483.6875 


CSQ 


59 


059 LASO D-09 


484.1625 


CSQ 


60 


060 LASO D-10 


482.9125 


CSQ 


61 


061 LASOD-11 


482.9875 


CSQ 


62 


062LASOD-12 


483.4375 


CSQ 


63 


063LASOD-13 


483.7625 


CSQ 


64 


064 LASO D-14 


483.1375 


CSQ 


65 


065 LASO L-Tac 1 


483.9125 


CSQ 


DO 


066 LASO L-Tac 2 


482.8875 


CSQ 


67 


067 LASO L-Tac 3 


483.3875 


CSQ 


68 


068 LASO L-Tac 4 


483.9625 


CSQ 


69 


069 LASO L-Tac 5 


483.4625 


CSQ 


70 


070 LASO L-Tac 6 


483.4875 


CSQ 


71 


071 LASO L-Tac 7 


483.2375 


CSQ 


72 


072 LASO L-Tac 8 


483.1125 


CSQ 


73 


073 LASO L-Tac 9 


483.8625 


CSQ 


74 


074 LASO L-Tac 10 


484.0125 


CSQ 


75 


075 LASO A-Tac 1 


483.0875 


CSQ 


76 


076 LASO A-Tac 2 


483.1625 


CSQ 


77 


077 LASO A-Tac 3 


483.0125 


CSQ 



West Valley Division 

Northeast Division 

77th Street Division 

Newton Division 

Pacific Division 

North Hollywood Division 

Foothill Division 

Devonshire Division 

Southeast Division 

Reserved 

Reserved 

Hotshots Air/K9 hailing channel 

Outside agency access to LAPD 

Administration Net, Analog, Duplex 

Central Traffic Division 

South Traffic Division 

Central Primary Tactical 

Central Secondary Tactical 

Valley Primary Tactical 

Valley Secondary Tactical 

West Primary Tactical 

West Secondary Tactical 

South Primary Tactical 

South Secondary Tactical 

West Traffic Division 

Valley Traffic Division 

Citywide tactical, analog, duplex 

Citywide tactical, analog, duplex 

Citywide tactical, analog, duplex 

Citywide tactical, analog, duplex 

Citywide tactical, analog, duplex 

Reserved 

Reserved 

Reserved 

Reserved 

Reserved 

Simplex CLEMARS, Gold-22 

Reserved 

Reserved 

Archive File Name 

Emergency Trigger Channel 

LASD Dispatch 1 , Crescenta Valley 

LASD Dispatch 2, West Hollywood 

LASD Dispatch 3, East L.A. 

LASD Dispatch 4, Century 

LASD Dispatch 5, Antelope, Santa Clarita 

LASD Dispatch 6, Walnut, San Dimas 

LASD Dispatch 7, Lomita, Avalon 

LASD Dispatch 8, Industry 

LASD Dispatch 9, Carson 

LASD Dispatch 10, Lost Hills 

LASD Dispatch 1 1 , Temple 

LASD Dispatch 12, Lennox, Marina Del Rey 

LASD Dispatch 13, Norwalk, Pico Rivera 

LASD Dispatch 14, Lakewood 

LASD L-Tac 1 , Lost Hills, West Hollywood 

LASD L-Tac 2, Lennox, Lomita, Avalon, Marina 

LASD L-Tac 3, Lakewood 

LASD L-Tac 4, Industry 

LASD L-Tac 5, Carson 

LASD L-Tac 6, East L.A. 

LASD L-Tac 7, Walnut, San Dimas, Temple 

LASD L-Tac 8, CV, Sta Clarita, Antelope Valley 

LASD L-Tac 9, Century 

LASD L-Tac 10, Norwalk, Pico Rivera 

LASD A-Tac 1 , North County 

LASD A-Tac 2, West Valley 

LASD A-Tac 3, East Valley 



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078 LASO A-Tac 4 

079 LASO C-Tac 1 

080 LASO C-Tac 2 

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082 FES Red-1 

083 FES Blue-1 

084 FES Green-1 

085 SRC Access 

086 M/A 1 

087 M/A 2 

088 M/A 3 

089 M/A 4 

090 M/A 5 

091 Alhambra-1 

092 Alhambra-2 

093 Arcadia 

094 Bald Park 

095 BellGarden 

096 BevHills 1 

097 BevHills 3 

098 Burbank 1 

099 Burbank 3 

00 Claremont 

01 CulvCity 1 

02 CulvCity 2 

03 El Monte 

04 El Segundo 

05 Gardens 

06 Glendale 1 

07 Glendale 2 

08 Glendale 3 

09 Hawthorne 

10 Hermosa 

11 Inglewood 

12 Long Beach 1 

1 3 LongBeach4 

14 Manhattan 
15Montebello 1 

16 Montebello2 

1 7 Pasadena 1 

18 Pasadena 2 

19 Pasadena 3 

20 Redondo 1 

21 Redondo 2 

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30 SouthBay 5 

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484.1125 
482.8125 
482.8375 
483.0625 
484.5375 
484.6875 
484.6125 
483.5625 
483.5875 
484.0875 
483.7875 
484.1375 
484.0625 
471.1375 
471.0125 
507.0625 
506.1750 
453.9250 
453.5250 
453.6500 
470.2375 
470.1625 
506.1500 
482.2625 
482.4625 
470.7125 
470.6375 
470.8125 
482.2875 
482.1875 
482.0875 
470.3875 
470.1875 
460.1500 
460.1250 
460.4500 
470.6375 
482.2125 
482.3125 
482.3375 
482.4375 
482.5375 
460.0750 
461.7450 
460.3500 
460.2250 
460.1250 
460.1750 
471.0625 
471.0875 
471.0125 
471.1125 
471.3125 
470.9875 
506.1625 

1 



CSQ 

CSQ 

CSQ 

CSQ 

110.9 

110.9 

110.9 

CSQ 

CSQ 

CSQ 

CSQ 

CSQ 

CSQ 

127.3 

127.3 

110.9 

131.8 

127.3 

131.8 

131.8 

141.3 

118.8 

131.8 

141.3 

141.3 

127.3 

203.5 

203.5 

107.2 

156.7 

151.4 

203.5 

203.5 

192.8 

141.3 

141.3 

203.5 

131.8 

146.2 

118.8 

94.8 

151.4 

203.5 

203.5 

131.8 

131.8 

131.8 

??? 

110.9 

110.9 

110.9 

110.9 

??? 

97.4 

123.0 



LASD A-Tac 4, South Valley 

LASD C-Tac 1, Countywide 

LASD C-Tac 2, Countywide 

LASD C-Tac 3, Countywide 

FES Red-1, Narco Field Enforcement 

FES Blue-1, Narco Field Enforcement 

FES Green-1 , Narco Field Enforcement 

SRC Access, Access to SRC/ No GE-Star 

Mutual Aid, Assigned by SRC 

Mutual Aid, Assigned by SRC 

Mutual Aid, Assigned by SRC 

Mutual Aid, Assigned by SRC 

Mutual Aid, Assigned by SRC 

Alhambra Dispatch 

Alhambra Tactical 

Arcadia Primary 

Baldwin Park Primary 

Bell Gardens Primary 

Beverly Hills Dispatch 

Beverly Hills Tactical 

Burbank Dispatch 



Burbank Tactical 

Claremont Dispatch 

Culver City Dispatch 

Culver City Tactical 

El Monte Primary 

El Segundo Primary 

Gardena Dispatch 

Glendale Dispatch 

Glendale Tac-1 

Glendale Tac-2 

Hawthorne Primanry 

Hermosa Beach Primary 

Inglewood Dispatch 

Long Beach Central Dispatch 

Long Beach Tactical 

Manhattan Beach Primary 

Montebello Dispatch 

Montebello Tactical 

Pasadena Dispatch 

Pasadena Tactical 1 

Pasadena Tactical 2 

Redondo Dispatch 

Redondo Tactical 

San Fernando Dispatch 

San Fernando Tactical 1 

San Fernando Tactical 2 

San Gabriel Primary 

Santa Monica Dispatch 

Santa Monica Tactical 1 

Santa Monica Tactical 2 

South Bay Public Safety Organization 

South Bay Public Safety Organization 

South Pasadena Primary 

Torrance Primary 

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133 
134 
135 
136 
137 
138 
139 
140 
141 
142 
143 
144 
145 
146 
147 
148 
149 
150 
151 
152 
153 
154 
155 
156 
157 
158 
159 
160 
161 
162 
163 
164 
165 
166 
167 
168 
169 
170 
171 
172 
173 
174 
175 
176 
177 
178 
179 
180 
181 
182 



1 33 Torrance 2 


506.2125 


146.2 


Torrance Tactical 




1 34 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 




135 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 




1 36 Torrance 5 


506.5000 


192.8 


Torrance Tactical 




1 37 WestCovina 


506.3375 


103.5 


West Covina Primary 


138Whittier 


470.3375 


??? 


Whittier Primary 




139 USC Campus 


464.3750 


192.8 


USC Campus PD 




UOUSCMCHosp 


464.3750 


173.8 


USC Medical Center Security 


141 CHP-D 


460.3750 


127.3 


CHP Central Calling Channel 


142MTAPD 


453.6250 


136.5 


MTAPD 




143 Blue Line 


453.4750 


136.5 


MTA Blue Line 




144 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 




145 Housing Auth 


484.9875 


173.8 


LA Housing Authority Dispatch 


146 School PD 


457.5250 


CSQ 


LAUSD School PC 


) 


147 DOA-LAX-D 


460.5250 


118.8 


LAX PD Dispatch 




148 DOA-LAX-T 


453.3750 


118.8 


LAX PD Tactical 




149 DOA-VNYS-D 


460.5250 


156.7 


Van Nuys Airport 


3 D Dispatch 


1 50 DOA-VNYS-T 


453.3750 
484.7375 
484.2625 


156.7 

?? 

?? 


Van Nuys Airport 

Reserved 

Reserved 


3 D Tactical 


151 DHD/RHD 
152BAD/DFD 


SHOUT-OUTS: 


153DSD-1 


506.6125 


?? 


Reserved 




154DSD-2 


506.6875 


?? 


Reserved 


JA22LICKS 


155 AVD 


484.4875 


?? 


Reserved 




1 56 ATD 


506.4375 


?? 


Reserved 


SKYWISE 


157 IAD 

158 Juvenile 


506.4625 
506.8625 


?? 
?? 


Reserved 
Reserved 


BILL HAYES 


159 0CID 


484.5125 


?? 


Reserved 


GROUP 42 


160Staff/CMD 


506.5375 


?? 


Reserved 




161 Narco-1 


484.5375 


?? 


Reserved 


J 1 MAMA 


162 Narco-2 


474.6875 


?? 


Reserved 


FROGGIE 


163Narco-3 


484.6125 


?? 


Reserved 


164NG-Metro 


453.8750 


?? 


Reserved 


TSUWA 


165 NG-Valley 


453.8750 


?? 


Reserved 


D/AZAPAM 


166NG-Harbor 


453.8750 


?? 


Reserved 


167 NG-Ontario 


453.8750 


?? 


Reserved 


JERRY SPAM 


168NG-West LA 


453.8750 


?? 


Reserved 




169NG-LAX 


453.8750 


?? 


Reserved 


DOCTOR JONES 


170 Metro- 1 


453.8750 


?? 


Reserved 


KRISTI 


171 Metro-2 


484.5125 


?? 


Reserved 


172Net-1 M 


484.5125 


?? 


Reserved 


CLAUDIA 


173Net-1 V 


484.5125 


?? 


Reserved 




174Net-1 H 


484.5125 


?? 


Reserved 


GERMAN 


175 Net-2 M 

176 Net-2 V 


484.4875 
484.4875 


?? 
?? 


Reserved 
Reserved 


MANDRAKE 


177 Net-2 S 


484.4875 


?? 


Reserved 


THE NOMAD 


178 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


R08YN 


1 79 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


180 Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 






181 4-B Cent 


484.8375 


110.9 


Central Bureau Te 


rtiary Tactical 


182 4-C Cent 


484.8625 


110.9 


Central Bureau Qi 


jaternary Tactical 



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183 
184 
185 
186 
187 
188 
189 
190 
191 
192 
193 
194 
195 
196 
197 
198 
199 
200 



183 4-DCent 

184 5-B Val 

185 5-C Val 

186 5-DVal 

187 6-B West 

188 6-C West 

189 7-B South 

190 7-C South 

191 SysTest 

192 Reserved 

193 Reserved 

1 94 Reserved 

195 Reserved 

196 Reserved 

197 Reserved 

198 Reserved 

199 Reserved 

200 Reserved 



484.8125 


110.9 


Central Bureau Quintenary Tactical 


484.9375 


110.9 


Valley Bureau Tertiary Tactical 


484.9625 


110.9 


Valley Bureau Quaternary Tactical 


484.9125 


110.9 


Valley Bureau Quintenary Tactical 


484.3875 


110.9 


West Bureau Tertiary Tactical 


484.3625 


110.9 


West Bureau Quaternary Tactical 


484.2875 


110.9 


South Bureau Tertiary Tactical 


484.3375 


110.9 


South Bureau Quaternary Tactical 


507.0125 


110.9 


System Testing Channel 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 


500.0000 


CSQ 


Reserved 



Now, having gone through that carefully, you may have noticed a couple of things. Firstly, on channels 151 = 177, I don't know the PL or 
Subaudible tone. These are the extra channels that are not in the regular channel plan. I don't have a PL decoder, nor the time to figure it 
all out. If someone has the information, 1 welcome their input. 

Secondly, what's with all those damn "reserved" channels. Well, the radios are set up like this so that they can be reprogrammed without a 
hell of a lot of trouble later on, if the LAPD gets new frequencies from the FCC, or an allied agency wants to give them permission to talk, 
or if they eat a smaller agency, the information can be put in the radio without having to rewrite the whole channel plan. But they still have 
to reprogram them all. 

Thirdly, there's a bunch of other police departments in the channel plans. Can the LAPD talk to them all? No. For adjacent cities, like 
Beverly Hills, Burbank, Glendale, South Pasadena, Torrance, and those, yes. They have letters of concurrence saying that the LAPD can 
talk to their officers directly. Others, if they press the button to talk, the radio lets them know loud and clear that they are not allowed to 
transmit. Perhaps the biggest example of this is the LA County Sheriff. LAPD can't talk to them. Any interagency operations have to be 
coordinated via the respective dispatch centers. 

Fourth, you have some tactical channels around the 20s and 30s, and the rest are in the 1 80s. Why? That's the way they've always done it. 
Besides, it doesn't make a difference to the officer in the field. One feature of Motorola's ASTRO radio is the ability to assign channels to 
particular locations on the channel knob, regardless of where they are in the channel line up. For example, a 11 th officer may have position 
1 on his channel knob be channel 12, which is his base frequency. Position 1 in a Devonshire radio will be channel 17. Whatever the 
particular area uses most will be in the channel knob. Except, all have position 16 as channel 50. 

Fifth. Made you look. What's channel 50? Emergency (one of the coolest TV shows of all time, 1 know you all agree with me) More than 
that, there's a special button on the radio, go back and look at the diagram again. That's right that little black button there, not very 
conspicuous, but when it's pressed, it can make the whole department stop. Now, this is one thing that is definitely not to be screwed with. 
Again, those of you with scanners, listen to this some Friday night. Any time this button is pressed, the radio automatically sends a distress 
signal in the form of the MOD AT ID to channel 50, and if there's no response from the officer when he's called, help will be sent to the last 
location he reported in from. Which is why they have to call dispatch every time they make a move. Again, this is not a channel to screw 
around on. This impacts people's lives. 

Another item that I mentioned earlier was the AVA, or the Astro Vehicular Adapter. Briefly, this item acts as a combination RF 
amplifier/battery charger. In the grand scheme of things, these do the LAPD a lot of good. As mentioned earlier, every officer is assigned 
one or two radios at the beginning of his shift. One of them goes in the holster on his belt, and the other one goes in the AVA. The 
advantage of this item is that the officers get the power of a mobile radio (25 or 40 watts), in a package that can be removed fairly easily. 
The powers that be in the LAPD decided that it would be easier to lose a $300 AVA than a $2,000 radio in the event of theft. Additionally, 
it gives them the ability to very quickly swap out a bad radio. If it's not the AVA that's bad, of course. 

Well, now you have all this information, and you have it in your scanner, and you are happily listening away, and you wonder, "what the 
hell are they talking about?" Well it's true, they seem to have a language of their own. You can go down to the local Radio Shack and buy 
one of those scanner books, and that will tell you what the standard for codes are around the country, but again, the LAPD is just a little 
bit different, "because we've always done it that way." 

What follows is a copy of a document that a friend sent to me, after a lot of research. It may not be complete, and you, in your listening 
to these guys, may come up with something that's not on here, write. Let us know. Keep the information flowing. 

Los Angeles PD Radio Signal Codes 

For example: 16A22 

The Unit Number consists of three parts, where the first part is the division number, the second part is the type of unit, and the third part 
is the master beat or special unit number. Therefore, the above unit is a 16TH division (Foothill) 2 man patrol vehicle assigned to master 
beat 22. 



DIVISION NUMBER (Which coincides with the radio channel number for their base frequency) 

1 CENTRAL 

2 RAMPART 

3 SOUTHWEST 

4 HOLLENBECK 



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6 


HOLLYWOOD 


7 


W1LSHIRE 


8 


WEST LOS ANGELES 


9 


VAN NUYS 


10 


WEST VALLEY 


11 


NORTHEAST 


12 


77TH STREET 


13 


NEWTON STREET 


14 


PACIFIC 


15 


NORTH HOLLYWOOD 


16 


FOOTHILL 


17 


DEVONSHIRE 


18 


SOUTHEAST 


24 


CENTRAL TRAFFIC 


25 


SOUTH TRAFFIC 


34 


WEST TRAFFIC 


35 


VALLEY TRAFFIC 


TYPE OF UNIT 




A 


TWO MAN PATROL VEHICLE 


B 


TWO MAN PATROL VAN 


C 


PARKING ENFORCEMENT 


CL 


BICYCLE PATROL 


CRASH 


COMMUNITY RESOURCES AGAINST STRE 


(Anti-Gang) 




DV 


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 


E 


TRAFFIC ENFORCMENT 


F 


FELONY ENFORCEMENT 


FB 


UNIFORMED FOOT PATROL (FOOT BEAT) 


H 


DIVISIONAL HOMICIDE 


1BARS 


FIELD BOOKING 


J 


JUVENILE INVESTIGATOR 


JW 


JUVENILE INVESTIGATOR (FEMALE) 


L 


ONE MAN PATROL VEHICLE 


M 


MOTORCYCLE UNIT 


MQ 


SPECIAL MOTORCYLE UNIT 


MX 


DUI PATROL UNIT 


OP 


OBSERVATION POST 


P 


SPECIAL DETAIL/EVENTS SUPERVISOR 


Q 


SPECIAL DETAIL/EVENTS UNIT 


s 


Anybody with Code Sam information, let us know 


T 


TRAFFIC INVESTIGATOR 


TL 


TRAFFIC INVESTIGATOR SUPERVISOR 


U 


REPORT TAKING UNIT 


UC 


UCLA POLICE 


V 


DIVISIONAL VICE INVESTIGATOR 


VS 


VISITOR SERVICES 


W 


DIV1SONAL DETECTIVES 


X 


EXTRA PATROL UNIT 


z 


SPECIAL PATROL UNIT (RESERVES) 



THE LAST POSITION INDICATES THE MASTER BEAT OR SPECIAL UNIT 

NUMBER (SOME UNITS THAT HAVE THE LAST DIGIT OF ARE SPECIAL UNITS) 

10 WATCH COMMANDER 

20-70 FIELD SUPERVISOR 

80 COMMUNITY RELATIONS 

90 STATION DESK 

CITYWIDE UNITS 

SUPPORT SERVICES ("DAVID" UNITS): 

1 D FIELD SUPPORT SERVICES 

2D AIRCRAFT SUPPORT SERVICES 

3D TACTICAL PLANNING 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ("HENRY" UNITS): 



1H 


DETENTIONS/JAIL 


2H 


SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS 


2H2 


BOMB SQUAD 


2H90 


CRIME LAB 


2H90B 


PHOTO LAB 


2H90C 


LATENT PRINTS 


3H 


ADVANCE PALNNING 


4H 


MOTOR TRANSPORTATION 


5H 


PERSONNEL 


6H 


MANAGEMENT SERVICES 


8H 


FISCAL SERVICES 


9H 


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 


10H 


COMMUNICATIONS 


12H 


RECORDS & IDENTIFICATION 



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SHOUT-OUTS: 

CYBERPUNK! 

GOTHIC MOOSE 

SEX 

BLOSSOM 

CHIQUITA 

P-WEE 

MERCEDES 

ROBO 

NEMO 

ZEPHYR 

CHERI 

PETRA 

DONBLAS 

DEWAINE 

CHARLES 

LUNA 

FACTUATOR 

SEARCHER 

LANCE 

BEETLEJUICE 

LEA0F00T 

ELLEN 

HAWKEYE 

M0T0RM0UTH 

MOUSE 

JESTER 

2ILLAH 

BUBBLES 

BEATRICE 

KEEPER 

HYPNOTIST 

PHOENIX 

KATE 

LIL SNEEZER 

WONOERMUFFIN 

BUTCH 

EVIL DICK 

NECCROS 

ULYSSES 4-11 



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13H 

14H 



SUPPLIES 
TRAINING 



INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES ("KING" UNITS): 

1 K INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS 

2K BURGARY/AUTO THEFTS 

3K BUNCO/FORGERY 

4K ROBBERY/HOMOCIDE 

5K DETECTIVE SUPPORT SECTION 

5K90 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE SECTION 

5K90C CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY SECTION 

5K90G GANG SECTION 

5K90F FUGITIVE SECTION 

METROPOLITAN (METRO) DIVISION ("ROBERT" UNITS): 

R plus Unit Number plus: 

A ADMINISTRATIVE PLATOON 

B VALLEY PLATOON 

C METRO AREA PLATOON 

D SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS (SWAT) TEAM 

E EQUESTRIAN UNIT 

G METRO ANTI-GANG TASK FORCE ? 

SPECIAL SERVICES ("Y" UNITS) 

2Y INTERNAL AFFAIRS 

4Y ORGANIZED CRIME INTELLIGENCE 

5Y ANTI-TERRORIST UNIT 

6Y VICE ADMINISTRATION 

7Y NARCOTICS - TASK FORCE AND SPECIAL UNITS 

8Y NARCOTICS - FIELD ENFORCEMENT 

9Y NARCOTICS - MAJOR and MID-LEVEL ENFORCEMENT 

RADIO CODES 

Code 1 Acknowledge Call/Respond Over Radio 

Code 2 Routine Call, No Lights or Siren 

Code 2-HIGH Priority Call, No Lights or Siren 

Code 3 Emergency Call, Lights and Siren 

Code 4 No Further Assistance Needed 

Code 5 Stakeout - Stay Away 

Code 6 Out of Car on Investigation 

Code 6A Out of Car on Investigation, Requires Assistance 

Code 6C Out of Car on Investigation, Suspect is Wanted 

Code 6G Out of Car on Investigation, Gang Activity 

Code 7 Meal Break 

Code 8 Fire Alarm 

Code 8A Working Fire 

Code 10 Request to Clear Frequency for Crime Broadcast 

Code 12 False Alarm 

Code 20 Notify Media 



ALUM/JUNGLE CAT 

DEVLIN 

MEGABUCK 

SLYPH 

DESTINY 

IRON EAGLE 

KORIC 

THESAVAGE 

ZIPPYMARSDEIL 

MR. MOONLIGHT 

THAUMATURGE 

VIXEN 

MATRIX 

8ETTY 

HARRY TRAVER 

FIEVEL 

ITS PAT 

BIG DOG 

SMEG 

SQUIRE 

SWAMPY 

BLINKY 

CAMARO 

BLONDE 

DR.0 



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\Photographs!\ 

DEAD OR ALIVE 

If you have a photo of a payphone, local telephone company vehicle or building, local cable 
company vehicle or building, interior of a telecomm. or other utility building, inside a manhole, 
inside a utility box or some other interesting item, please send them to us along with a short 
"memo" explaining what it is that we're looking at! 

If you send a photo that we end up using in our magazine, we'll mention your name along with the 
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Code 30 


Burglar Alarm (Code 30 Ringer ot 


Code 30 Silent) 


SCOTTY 


Code 37 


Vehicle is Reported Stolen 






Code 77 
Code 99 


Caution, Possible Ambush 
Emergency 






808EEVE 


Code 100 


In Position to Intercept (Not Smokey and the Bandit's meaning!) 


GUTTER FAIRY 


COMMONLY USED PENAL CODES USED 
AS RADIO CODES 


CALIFORNIA STANDARD 10-CODES 
10-10 Out of Service 


OBJECT/VIST 


148 
187 


Resisting Arrest 
Homicide 


10-11 
10-12 


Talk Slower 
Visitors Present 


SPRINKLE GENIE 


207 


Kidnapping 


10-14 


Escort 


KOOL THING 


211 


Armed Robbery 


10-15 


Enroute With Prisoner 




211 SILENT 


Silent Holdup Alarm 


10-16 


Pick Up Prisoner 


KLUTCH 


240 


Assault 
Battery 


10-17 
10-23 


Pick Up Document 
Stand-By 




242 




245 


Assault With Deadly Weapon 


10-24 


Trouble at Station 




246 


Shooting in Dwelling 


10-27 


Check Driver's License 




261 


Rape 


10-34 


Resume Normal Broadcast 




288 


Lewd Conduct 


10-35 


Confidential Information 




311 


Indecent Exposure 


10-36 


Correct Time 




374 


Illegal Dumping 


10-37 


Name of Operator 




390 


Intoxicated Person 


10-39 


Message Delivered 




445 


Disturbance 


10-86 


Traffic Check 




417 


Person With a Gun 


10-97 


Arriving On Scene 




451 


Arson 


10-98 


Assignment Complete 




459 


Burglary 


10-99 


Emergency 




470 


Forgery 








480 


Hit and Run 








484 


Theft 








487 


Grand Theft 








488 


Petty Theft 








502 


Driving Under the Influence 












OTHER TERMINOLOGY 

AC Aircraft Crash 

BT Bomb Threat 

PR Person Reporting (Complainant) 

RD Reporting District (Division plus Master Beat) 

TC Traffic Collision 

The last topic that I'm going to cover here is the division numbers and RD numbers and so on. It would be easy to send a whole stack of 
papers to Blacklisted!41 1 and have them publish them all, but what good would it do? If you live in the City, you should know what 
division you're in. If not, the next time you see a patrol car, look on the trunk. The two really big numbers there will tell you. 01 for Central 
through 35 for the Valley Traffic Division. Also, quickly, the number on the right rear lip of the trunk is the City's shop number, by way 
of which they track maintenance, fuel, accidents, etc., on the roof are the last three digits of the shop number, and on the front doors, under 
the City seal, in gold numbers is the shop number again. If you have to complain about one of them and the way they drive, this is the most 
important number. 

Anyway, with all the information here, could you theoretically get into the system and find out stuff about your friends? Well, 
theoretically, yes, and is it a bad idea? Well, yes to that, too. If a person had the right amount of chutspah, and the right equipment, they 
could make a query of the NC1C computer, or even have the dispatch center do it for them. But I suppose more importantly, some of this 
information was not supposed to make it's way into the public domain, even though it is public information. They are our Police 
Department, and in a way, it's up to us to keep an eye (or ear) on them to make sure they're doing the right thing. For the last time, I will 
remind all of you of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and it's relevance to privacy, eavesdropping, and the use of confidential 
information. Use the information wisely, and don't screw with them too much. 



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□ur Trip to ECSC 



EnM^f^fffflR? 




We like to call it the "electronics goldmine" simply 
because it has just about any small part we're on 
the hunt for. 

Located in Gardena California, Electronics and 
Computers Surplus City (ECSC) is overflowing 
with all sorts of good stuff the hacker or electronic 
enthusiast would be interested in. 

We take trips to ESCS often and we're always 
finding neato stuff to take back to the office and 
dissect. If we're looking for ANY kind of 
computer or electronic parts, this place is the first 
place we hit up. We can't even begin to tell you 
the massive amount of pure gold this place has 
within it's boundaries. 

For instance, old RAM - they have piles and 
piles... heaps of piles of old RAM cards fully 

populated with 4164s or 41256s, etc.... They've got pallets stacked full of old PC's. They have 8ft tall mounds of electronic 
noodles. If you're into high-tech-top-of-the-line doodads and don't have any use for the older stuff, you STILL need to visit this 
place. They have rack mount cabinets, old computers, laser tubes, pay phones, every electronic component you can think of 
(NOS - New Old Stock - Basically, new parts that were never used), capacitors, resistors, switches, knobs, wire, telecom 
related stuff, modems, old test gear, network gear, etc, etc, etc. 

ECSC maintains a web site at http://www.eio.com/ 

You'll find only a very small fraction of the latest deals on the website, but it will give you an idea of what they have. The web 
site contains an extensive resource list of links, including other businesses who are similar to ECSC, magazines, web sites 
with electronic related material and specific areas of the electronics industry: lasers, solar power, etc. 

"EIO is a versatile electronics surplus source associating information with the distribution of electronics, computer and optical 
materials. We have implemented interactive via e-mail, technical forums on Liquid Crystal Displays, Charge Couple Devices, 
Stepper Motors, Lasers, Laser Light Shows, Microcontrollers, Holography, Fiber Optics, Electro-Optics and ECSC Products 
with many more forums to come. We boldly supply links to competitors, revealing alternate and additional sources of surplus 
electronics, along with providing a rich listing of information on events (trade shows, swap meets, conferences, etc.) and 
resources such as web sites, magazines, newsgroups, and information of interest to the technologically inclined. " 

We took some pictures during this last trip and we've hand picked a few of them to show to the world. 

When you first walk up to the front 
gate of ECSC, this is what you're 
going to see. (picture to left) Don't 
be afraid. Enter, my son. Enter. 
Walk straight through the mess 
and start digging. You'll be sure to 
find something right away. When 
you find something you're 
interested in, look for someone 
near the desk area in the first large 
opening in the building. This will 

be on your left as you walk straight down the pathway in front of you. You can't miss it. If you're not sure, look for the large 
foil covered object hanging from the ceiling (picture above and on right). If you see it, you're in the right place if you want to 
ask someone a question or for a price quote. Sometimes you'll have to do a little wheeling and dealing before you come to an 
agreement on price, but ECSC has always been excellent with giving decent deals. 

While you're outside, pilfering 
through countless boxes full of 
good stuff, you might see 
something like either of these two 
pictures (pictures to the left and to 
the right) On the left, please notice 
the tub full of handheld electronic 
dictionaries. On the right, please 
notice the tubs full of RAM cards 
fully populated with older (and 
sometimes referred to as 
_ ^ "obsolete") RAM chips. We still 

happen to have plenty of uses for this older RAM and so should YOU if you're a real hacker. Any of you real hackers out there 
will find ECSC to be a wonderful and fruitful source of hardware. By the way, the reason I keep using "real hacker" is the result 
of a recent discussion I had with a rather large group of people concerning the topic of what a REAL HACKER really is. I 
suppose I have admit that I consider a real hacker to come from the same sort of roots as I and many other hackers have: a 







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very strong electronics background in both theory, application and destruction/modification/repair also known as HACKING 
a.k.a. "hardware hacker".. Anyhow, on with the tour. 

While you're still looking around outside, you might 

happen upon one of the many rack cabinets, (picture 

on left) Yep, there's one of them! There are a lot of 

others in different colors, sizes, shapes, etc. Take 

your pick. 

When you get inside the huge warehouse, you're 
going to see quite a few isles that look just like this 
one. (picture on right) Take your time and look 
through each and every box, if you can. Things are 
not organized too well, so taking your time to look will 
prove to be worth the effort when you do finally find 
that one thing you thought you'd never be able to find. 

In fact, you might want to plan to set aside a whole day 
to spend at this place for the first time, so you can 
completely familiarize yourself with the layout and the 
contents. If you like what you see, try to visit once a 
month as a lot of equipment comes and goes - you will 
notice this mostly with the stuff outside of the 

wharehouse rather than inside. We notice huge changes in available merchandise between trips to ECSC. I can't remember 
a time when we walked out of there without purchasing something, no matter how small (or big) the item happened to be. Are 
you in need of an old printer to use with the computer in the garage? Perhaps you want to gut one of them to see what kind of 
cool stuff you can dig out of one. Either way, ECSC has always got a nice big selection of old printers on hand. ..so, again, 

take your time and dig dig dig. 
(take a look at the picture to the 
left) Here's an example of a pallet 
full of printers. Yay. Next! We 
found an old Apple computer 
sitting on top of a box way, way out 
in the back area and here's a 
picture of it (picture to the right) .. 
why not show it, huh? We still like 
these old computers....right? 
yeah, that's what we thought. 

Here's the last picture we're going to show, (please see picture below) We saw this thing sitting on top of some other stuff and 
figured we snap a shot of it for the hell of it. It looks like a computer. What kind of computer? I don't know, but it looks cool. 

So, if you're in the mood to relive the 70's and 80's when being an electronics hobbyist was the popular thing, hit ECSC up and 
take a peek at what they have to offer. If you're in need of an old part, visit this place If you're interested in getting started in 

hacking, electronics, lasers, computers or salvaging, visit this place. 

If you've been out of the hacking (hardware hacking or otherwise) circles for 
some time now and ECSC can't get you in the hacking mood once again, I don't 
think anything can do it for ya. Do you have a pulse? Once a hacker, always a 
hacker! 

If you do happen to visit ECSC, please tell them that you saw the review in 
Blacklisted! 411 Magazine. Perhaps they will give ya a better deal. ..or perhaps 
not. But, it's worth a shot, eh? 

Electronics & Computers Surplus City 

1490 W. Artesia Blvd. 

Gardena, CA 90248 

Voice (310)217-8021 

Fax (310)217-0950 

BBS (310)217-1922 

URL http://www.eio.com/ 

They're open Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM (if you get in before 5pm, you can probably stay longer (sometimes more 
near 7PM) Anyhow, GO TO ECSC if you're close enough to do so and happy hacking, everyone! 






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Tell us what the product is, what it's supposed to do, where it can be found and how 
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Caught in the Blacklisted! Web 

By Ender Wiggin 



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Don's Boss Page - www.donsbosspage.com 

So you enjoy surfing the net with your employer's T3 connection, but you're really supposed to be entering 
the latest sales figures? Jump here! When you first load this page, all you will see is an Excel-type 
spreadsheet, and if you look at your Windows taskbar it will even be listed as Spreadshee_2.doc. If you 
scroll down, you will find some invaluable information and utilities on how to surf at work without your boss 
catching on. Go here and get your own Personal Protector to guard you while you surf to the other cool 
sites in this list! 

The Dialect Translator - www.shortbus.net/dialect.html 

So you wonder what Chaucer would sound like if a Swedish chef wrote it? Or how would your book report 
sound if a cow wrote it? Do you want to make sure you sound like a dOOd the next time you write to 
Blacklisted!? This is the site for you! This is one of the most straightforward sites I've seen - just type in 
anything you want translated, choose the dialect you want (from Buckwheat to Valley Girl), click the button 
and out pops your translated phrase! Use-a thees seete-a, und geefe-a yuoor next Ingleesh peper thet ixtra 
peezezz! 

The Break Room for Public Safety Communications Personnel - www.geocities.com/~gryeyes 

What do 91 1 operators do in their spare time? Surf the web, and create spectacular web pages of course! 
Brought to you by GryEyes91 1 , this site has a huge collection of links to law enforcement and emergency 
services sites, as well as invaluable pictures and explanations of the inner workings of the E911 system. 
Also included are links to Midi music archives, emergency .wav files, magical and mythical sites, and fun 
time wasters. There is so much stuff here and so much work has gone into this site, it just may explain all 
those stories of people being put on hold when calling 91 1 ! 

Pants First, THEN Shoes!!! - www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Marina/7632 

This page is so wild it's hard to describe! Sponsored by the Smelly Chicken Wedgie Picker's Association 
(told you it was strange!), PFTS is an odd collection of writings by extremely bored people. Ah, but what 
writings they are - you are guaranteed to laugh your head off! Thrill to the chilling tale of Hector the Banana, 
Learn 101 NEW uses for a condom (Besides the obvious), Cheer on your fruit in The 'Great Canadian 
Grape Race, and learn some new Psycho Pickup Lines. But perhaps the most hilarious and time- 
consuming work is The Dictionary - 1 guarantee you will not find anything more bizarre! 

PSX Energizer - www.phillynet.com/~mike/psx/index.html 

So you're bored with your Playstation? You wish you could play all those kewl Japanese-only games, or be 
able to play "backups" you've made? This is the place you need to be then! For only 35 bux, you can get 
a mod chip (guaranteed to work) and directions to defeat the "country code" limitation built into your 
Playstation. But of course, you didn't hear it from us... 

If YOU know of a site I should see, feel free to send it to Ender Wiggin, care of Blacklisted! 41 1 . 



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News and Updates! 



Brazilian "Software Law" Signed to Curb Piracy 

President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil signed two bills into law in February making computer software piracy a tax fraud crime. 
This allows offenders to be jailed for up to four years and fined up to 3000 times the value of each illegal copy made. This makes Brazil 
the only Latin American country to have such a law and the only one in the world to relate piracy to tax fraud. 

Also signed into law is a bill concerning authorship rights for movies and music. This law brings Brazil up to the international standards 
of copyright laws and is expected to help eliminate the piracy of music and videos. 

In Brazil, nearly 70 percent of all computer software is an illegal copy. This has led to an epidemic of computer viruses in the country. The 
illegal software is used by many sectors including private industry. Even some retail computers and sold with illegal software 
pre-installed. 

More than 95 percent of music tapes sold in Brazil are also illegal copies. The music industry has been pressuring Brazilian officials for 
laws similar to these because Brazil represents the sixth largest music market in the world. This costs the music industry millions of dollars 
each year in lost royalties. 

The new laws will make Brazil more attractive to foreign companies by forcing existing Brazilian companies to create a clean image of 
themselves by making sure that all their computers are clean of illegal software. This could lead to Brazil becoming the development 
center for Latin America on computer programs. 

FBI Raid Catches Teen Accused of Hacking 

Pentagon 

23 FBI agents arrived unannounced to the police station in Cloverdalc, California, a town of 5500 .about 75 miles north of San Francisco. 
They asked for space to set up a local headquarters. The agents then carried out a raid on the home of what was only identified as a 15 or 
16 year old teen. Computer equipment, software and printers were confiscated A second raid resulted in a similar scene. The teens were 
not arrested as they are only minors. One of the raids apparently caught one of the boys in the act of hacking into a non-classified Pentagon 
computer. 

The raids were prompted by an ongoing investigation into a series of hackings into government computers. The systems do not contain any 
classified information, mainly personnel and payroll records. It is suspected that the infiltrations were simply an act trespassing as opposed 
to an attempt to steal data or damage the systems. 

Pentagon officials state that at least 1 1 military computer systems were broken into, seven Air Force and four Navy. The sites included 
Andrews AFB, Maryland; Columbus AFB, Mississippi; Lackland and Kelly Air Force Bases in Texas; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; 
Gunter Annex, Alabama; Port Hueneme Air National Guard Station, California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, 
Maryland; and Okinawa, Japan. 

The 'attacks' were detected by Netdex Internet Services, apparently the internet provider used by the perpetrators. There was a clear trail 
available linked to the federal and military systems. The hackers were tracked attempting to misguide authorities by jumping from system 



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to system. They used such places as the University of California at Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other military 
sites, as well as sites in Mexico. Officials at netdex say one of the most interesting aspects is that the hacks used sophisticated techniques 
yet several errors only an amateur would make. 

Other students of Cloverdale high School are being questioned as it is suspected that it may have been a ring of hackers engaged in a 
contest to see who could get the farthest into a government computer system. Although the intrusions have the appearance of just being a 
game, it's said to be a serious wake-up call to the vulnerability of computers in both the government and corporate sectors. 

At the same time as this raid US Attorney General Janet Reno announced plans for the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). 
The NIPC is an offshoot of the FBI's Computer Investigation and Infrastructure Threat Assessment Center (say that five times fast). The 
group will contain members from the Secret Service, the Defense Department, and other various intelligence agencies. Reno is asking 
Congress for 64 million dollars to support the plan. 

Ask A Hacker How To Be Hacker Proof 

It seems that to help make their software more secure for hacking, big companies including Microsoft are consulting hackers themselves 
and monitoring hundreds or even thousands of hacking related WWW sites. 

Wireless Telephone Protection Act Passes 

The Wireless Telephone Protection Act was passed by the House of Representatives in a 414 to 1 against vote. The law will make the sale 
of equipment and software used to copy, or clone cellular telephones illegal. The bill was introduced by Texas Representative Sam 
Johnson. 

The bill was inspired by Sams own phone being a statistic of cellular fraud. His bill of illegally made calls was over 6000 dollars. "This is 
a serious problem for cell phone users and for telecommunications business" Sam said. 

This bill will now be reconciled with by a joint conference committee as a similar bill was passed by the Senate back in November of 
1997. 

Also of interest is HR2369, passed by the House Commerce Committee. The bill, initiated by Tele-communications Subcommittee 
Chairman Bill Tauzin, makes it illegal to sell or modify scanner to be able to receive frequencies for cellular of PCS, convert digital 
cellular, PCS, and specialized mobile radio or voice communications, convert alphanumeric pager transmissions, or decode encrypted 
radio transmissions. 

Law Enforcement Wants to be Big Brother 

The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) requires telecommunication providers, including wireless ones, to 
redesign their systems so that law enforcement agencies can more easily wire tap private communications. Congress gave the FCC the 
power to decide how to solve the problems concerning CALEA. 

US Attorney Janet Reno is threatening to take the telcos to court this March to have the FCC force new standards upon the industry if the 
industry doesn't come up with it's own 'voluntary' plan soon. The CALEA requires companies to comply by October. Failure to do so 
could result in fines of up to $ 1 0,000 per day. 

Public advocacy groups, such as the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) say such measures will result in Big Brother 
monitoring of private communications by the government. Also complaining is the American Civil Liberties Union. 

The problems in wiretapping is the swift advancement of communications technologies. ISDN, internet phones, and even things as simple 
as call-forwarding have made taps and traces more difficult for the feds. 




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CALEA was passed four years ago and it appears that most of the industry will want to postpone enforcement of the act for another two 
years. They say it would be too difficult to make available the features the FBI wants. The industry is willing to comply as far as making 
it possible to intercept communications instantly and to be able to locate calls made by cellular phones. The feds issued a so called 
'surveillance wish list' of items they'd like to see installed to make it easier for them spy on America's citizens. 

There are even those in the government who feel the FBI is going too far. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is reported to be looking for 
ways to slow down or stop the FBI's "overzealous" actions. Georgia Representative plans to introduce a bill to delay enforcement of 
CALEA. 

Surprisingly, the telecommunications industry wants to cooperate with the feds. CALEA allows the Justice Department to dish out 100 
million dollars this year alone, part of a total of 500 million, to be given to manufacturers and service providers to pay for the features 
wanted by the FBI. 

Amongst the most cooperative companies are Nortel, Lucent Technologies, Siemens Telecom Networks, Motorola, and GTE. AT&T 
however seems to be resisting. They don't like the idea that some third party is trying to force upon them the requirements for their 
equipment. 

It may be past 1984 but it appears some are trying to make up for the lost time. 

Pirate Radio Trials And Tribulations 



In November, three Tambpa Bay, Florida residents got rude wake up calls from raiding parties involving SWAT teams. Federal 
Marshals, local police, customs agents, and a CIA agent. They were all led by agents from the FCC. The raids, conducted againt, Arthur 
Kobres, Kelly Benjamin, and Doug Brewer were a successful attempt to shut down three area unlicensed micro-power FM broadcasters. 
They've succeded for the time being. 

Arthur Kobres, who operates 'Lutz Community Radio' and transmits on 96.7 I M was charged in a 14-count federal indictment for 
operating a radio without a license. He was eventually released on a $25,000 bond. Kelly Benjamin operates '87X' on 87.9 FM in 
Seminole Heights. Known on the air as Kelly Komhat, he was also arrested on state charges of possessing marijuana and other drug 
paraphernalia. He was later released on a $1 ,000 bond. 

Doug Brewer, operating 102.1 FM's 'The Party Pirate' says some of the equipment sie/ed from his home belonged to other groups, such as 
the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club and was nothing more than ham radio repealer equipment unrelated to any 'pirate radio' 
broadcasting equipment. A 150 foot broadcasting lower was also dismantled Brewer has been in trouble with the FCC before. He refused 
to pay a $1000 FCC fine and even taunted the FCC on and off the air. A web page even shows FCC agents outside his home measuring his 
broadcast strength. 

Ralph Barlow, head of the FCC in Tampa had no comment but a Wall Street Journal article on Brewer quotes Barlow as saying "Sooner or 

latei I'll nail him." Drew Rashbaum, VP and owner of several legal Tampa area 
radio stations had filed a complaint with the FCC about 102. l's 'The Party 
Pirate' about a year before claiming it's proximity to his station 102.5 was 
confusing listeners. Although Rashbaum doubts this will stop pirate 
broadcasters he says "to some degree, it makes the airwaves safer to listen to." 

This rash of raids come son the heals of a California Federal Judge Claudia 
Wilken's ruling that refused to grant the FCC a permanent injunction to shut 
down Free Radio Berkeley. The ruling also questioned the FCC's involvement 
in violating the constitutional rights of citizens. 

Richard Edmondson, speaking for SF Liberation Radio had strong words to say 
in regards to the matter. "The raid against Doug brewe and other 
microbroadcasters in Florida, coming as it has just a week after the Federal 
Court Ruling in California, is a display of lawless thuggery which demonstrates 
to me more clearly than ever that the US Government does not care about its 
own courts, its own laws, or its own Constitution." 

In response to the raids there have been several organized demonstrations 
against Federal Buildings and the FCC. In San Marcos protestors showed up to 
the only Federal building in town, the Post Office. The peacful protest was 
decorated with signs saying "Free the Tampa 3", "Micro Radio is not a crime", 
and "FCC: Obey Judge Wilken". Most citizens who say the protest were 
friendly and curious. Some were even shocked to leam about the victims civil 
rights being violated by our government once again. 

In another protest a lone man showed up to the FCC office in the LA area to 
hand out flyers protesting the raids. Several security guards tried to force the 
man to leave but he was well armed saying that he had a right to be on the 
property because it was a public agency conducting public business. The guards 
had tried to cinvince him it was private property. 




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WORLD 



One of the many complaints towards teh FC from microbroadcasters is that they 
couldn't get liceneses when they applied to the FCC. IT appear the FCC simply 
won't grant a license to anyone unless it's a big money mongering corporation. 
But not to fear, there are already several legal actions in progress which could 
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Cellular Eavesdropping Bill Passed 

On March 6, 1998 the House passed a bill today to make it illegal for people to modify scanners to "intentionally intercept or divulge the 
content of radio communications." The vote was passed by a majority of 414 to one. The bill was inspired by the case of a Florida couple 
using a scanner to listen and tape record the cellular telephone conversation between Rep. John Boehner, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 
and house majority leader Dick Armey. The contents of the tape were published by the New York Times and also reviewed by members 
of the house ethics committee. 

The bill also extends current restrictions on manufacturers to prevent machines from being modified to intercept the new generation of 
digital cellular telephones. The bill also off arises the Federal Communications Commission to investigate and for such restrictions. 

The bill was sponsored by Louisiana Rep. Bill Tauzin, "we in government on to do everything we can to protect that expectation of 
privacy. That is what this bill is about. " 

This author is concerned about the wording of the bill quoted above as "intentionally intercept or divulge the content of radio 
communications," as being too generalized. Would not this wording make every scanner technically illegal? After all, the purpose of a 
scanner is to intercept and divulge the content of radio communications. It is just such generalizations that allow true criminals to get 
away with murder, and to allow our government oppress and criminallzie those who are truly innocent. 

FBI Temporarily Backs Down on Back Doors for 

Cryptography 

The FBI says that as long as manufactures of cryptographic equipment continued to work towards a solution they will no longer insist that 
they build in secret back doors so that long enforcement personnel can gain access to be encrypted messages. Federal law enforcement 
officials and civil libertarians as well as industry experts have been arguing for years over encryption technology. 

Law enforcement wants controls over encryption technology to prevent criminals from communicating with each other without fear of 
giving themselves away. To do so would require the use of back doors or secret keys supposedly only available with a court order which 
would allow law-enforcement personnel to decode encrypted messages. 

Civil libertarians, however, point out that such back doors could lead to a big brother society in which no one's communications are truly 
private. Some say that this would negate the purpose of encrypted messages as it could allow "crackers" to break private messages. 

The encryption technology industry appears to be stuck in the middle. They would like to see a loosening of export controls on their 
products. They argue that powerful unregulated and unbreakable encryption techniques are already available on thousands oflnternet sites 
around world. This, they say will result in foreign sources profiting while the domestic Info Tech industry declines. 



Kid Hacker Busted 



For the first time a juvenile hacker has faced federal prosecution charges. However, the juvenile will serve no jail time, the result of a plea 
bargain. According to records released a March 20, 1998 the hacker was brought up on three separate charges. Back in early 1997 the 
accused is alleged to have caused by old services to the FAA control tower serving Worcester airport, just outside of Boston to be disabled; 
to have hampered with the telephone system in Rutland, Massachusetts; and to have broken into a pharmacy computer and copied patient 
records. 

The "hacker" apparently accessed a local digital loop carrier via a modem line used by technicians, renaming the system identification to 
"Jester" resulting any loss of service along the digital fiber-optic which periods hundreds of phone lines many of which also served the 
airport. The loss of the phone lines resulted in the inability for the control tower to communicate to aircraft and for a special circuit which 
is used to activate the runway lights when aircraft are approaching. The loss of the phone lines also prevented airport officials from 
accessing security personnel or retrieving the latest weather information. 

According to the documents the hacker also allegedly broke into a major pharmacy chain four times in early 1997 and was able to 
download a week's worth of prescription information detailing the customers name, address, telephone number, in the medication 
received. Officials said that he would not have been able to alter the prescriptions although this still constitutes the serious invasion of 
privacy. 

The plea bargain agreement sentences the child to two years probation, "during which he may not possess or use a modem or other means 
of remotely accessing a computer or computer network directly or indirectly." 



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Unabomber's Manifesto 

Part IV 
INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY AND ITS FUTURE 

30. We certainly do not claim that leftists, even of the oversocialized type, NEVER rebel against the fundamental values of our 
society. Clearly they sometimes do. Some oversocialized leftists have gone so far as to rebel against one of modem society's 
most important principles by engaging in physical violence. By their own account, violence is for them a form of "liberation." In 
other words, by committing violence they break through the psychological restraints that have been trained into them. Because 
they are oversocialized these restraints have been more confining for them than for others; hence their need to break free of 
them. But they usually justify their rebellion in terms of mainstream values. If they engage in violence they claim to be fighting 
against racism or the like. 

31 . We realize that many objections could be raised to the foregoing thumb-nail sketch of leftist psychology. The real situation 
is complex, and anything like a complete description of it would take several volumes even if the necessary data were 
available. We claim only to have indicated very roughly the two most important tendencies in the psychology of modern 
leftism. 

32. The problems of the leftist are indicative of the problems of our society as a whole. Low self-esteem, depressive 
tendencies and defeatism are not restricted to the left. Though they are especially noticeable in the left, they are widespread 
in our society. And today's society tries to socialize us to a greater extent than any previous society. We are even told by 
experts how to eat, how to exercise, how to make love, how to raise our kids and so forth. 

THE POWER PROCESS 

33. Human beings have a need (probably based in biology) for something that we will call the "power process." This is closely 
related to the need for power (which is widely recognized) but is not quite the same thing. The power process has four 
elements. The three most clear-cut of these we call goal, effort and attainment of goal. (Everyone needs to have goals whose 
attainment requires effort, and needs to succeed in attaining at least some of his goals.) The fourth element is more difficult to 
define and may not be necessary for everyone. We call it autonomy and will discuss it later (paragraphs 42-44). 

34. Consider the hypothetical case of a man who can have anything he wants just by wishing for it. Such a man has power, 
but he will develop serious psychological problems. At first he will have a lot of fun, but by and by he will become acutely bored 
and demoralized. Eventually he may become clinically depressed. History shows that leisured aristocracies tend to become 
decadent. This is not true of fighting aristocracies that have to struggle to maintain their power. But leisured, secure 
aristocracies that have no need to exert themselves usually become bored, hedonistic and demoralized, even though they 
have power. This shows that power is not enough. One must have goals toward which to exercise one's power. 

35. Everyone has goals; if nothing else, to obtain the physical necessities of life: food, water and whatever clothing and shelter 
are made necessary by the climate. But the leisured aristocrat obtains these things without effort. Hence his boredom and 
demoralization. 

36. Nonattainment of important goals results in death if the goals are physical necessities, and in frustration if nonattainment 
of the goals is compatible with survival. Consistent failure to attain goals throughout life results in defeatism, low self-esteem 
or depression. 

37. Thus, in order to avoid serious psychological problems, a human being needs goals whose attainment requires effort, and 
he must have a reasonable rate of success in attaining his goals. 

SURROGATE ACTIVITIES 

38. But not every leisured aristocrat becomes bored and demoralized. For example, the emperor Hirohito, instead of sinking 
into decadent hedonism, devoted himself to marine biology, a field in which he became distinguished. When people do not 
have to exert themselves to satisfy their physical needs they often set up artificial goals for themselves. In many cases they 
then pursue these goals with the same energy and emotional involvement that they otherwise would have put into the search 
for physical necessities. Thus the aristocrats of the Roman Empire had their literary pretentions; many European aristocrats a 
few centuries ago invested tremendous time and energy in hunting, though they certainly didn't need the meat; other 
aristocracies have competed for status through elaborate displays of wealth; and a few aristocrats, like Hirohito, have turned 
to science. 

39. We use the term "surrogate activity" to designate an activity that is directed toward an artificial goal that people set up for 
themselves merely in order to have some goal to work toward, or let us say, merely for the sake of the "fulfillment" that they get 
from pursuing the goal. Here is a rule of thumb for the identification of surrogate activities. Given a person who devotes much 
time and energy to the pursuit of goal X, ask yourself this: If he had to devote most of his time and energy to satisfying his 
biological needs, and if that effort required him to use his physical and mental facilities in a varied and interesting way, would 
he feel seriously deprived because he did not attain goal X? If the answer is no, then the person's pursuit of a goal X is a 
surrogate activity. Hirohito's studies in marine biology clearly constituted a surrogate activity, since it is pretty certain that if 
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not have felt deprived because he didn't know all about the anatomy and life-cycles of marine animals. On the other hand the 
pursuit of sex and love (for example) is not a surrogate activity, because most people, even if their existence were otherwise 
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Now You're Talkin' 

By now, you might be familiar with some terms that describe types of modulation. The most used by broadcasters is Amplitude 
Modulation or simply referred to as AM. Other types include Single Side Band (SSB) which means Upper Side Band (USB) or Lower 
Side Band (LSB), Double Side Band (DSB) and even more exotic are Frequency Modulation (FM), Phase Modulation (PM). For now, the 
modes we are most concerned with are AM and SSB. 

We touched briefly on the basics of modulation earlier and now we are going to dive right into the good stuff! So put on your thinking caps 
and let me guide you into the mysteries of radio. Modulation of a RF signal is impressing audio information on a radio frequency 
waveform. Sounds exotic doesn't it? 

AM modulation, a carrier wave determines your frequency and 66% of your transmitter power is used here! The modulating signal, audio 
information, is used to vary the amplitude of the carrier wave by means of upper and lower side bands. This is where the remaining 33% 
of the transmitters power goes. 

The range of audible frequencies to most people is 20 to 20,000 Hertz. In most amateur gear the audio bandwidth is restricted to 300 to 
3,000 Hertz. Music withstanding, this is the audio range that affords the greatest intelligibility to a voice signal. Now in AM mode 
combine 2.7 KHz for both upper and lower sidebands and you have an AM signal almost 6 KHz wide. If the frequency response of the 
transmitter was increased to 10 KHz, the resulting AM signal would be 20 KHz wide! Now you begin to see why it helps to give 
broadcasting stations a W-I-D-E berth! 



AM is also uses what is known as a 100% "Duty Cycle". This means that your transmitter is working 100% of the time. While this is not 
a problem in normal amateur communications, trying to run a amateur transmitter for 30 to 60 minutes continuous in AM mode is asking 
for trouble. The components in the transmitter will tend to overheat and you may need to cool them while broadcasting. An exhaust fan 
can be used to pull hot air out of the transmitter. Never blow cold air onto a hot tube! If you have managed to get a "broadcast quality" 
transmitter, don't sweat this as they usually built for continuos duty. 

Single Side Band modulation has been around since the 1960's and is the most predominant mode used in the ham bands today. For hams, 
the rule of thumb is LSB on 40 meters and down, USB on 20 meters and up. Most pirates use USB instead of LSB and it has become the 
adopted standard. Their is NO difference in quality between USB or LSB! A Fully modulated AM signal has 66% of its power in the 
carrier and only 33% in the sidebands. The sidebands carry the intelligence to be transmitted and the carrier only "goes along for the ride" 
to serve as "demodulation" in the receiver. By eliminating the carrier and transmitting only a sideband, the available transmitter power is 
used to GREATER ADVANTAGE! Assuming two identical transmitters, one used in AM and the other in SSB, the use of SSB can give 
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narrower than AM signals and will "fit" into places where an AM 
signal would get creamed by co-channel interference. 

SSB's duty cycle is based on the audios information peaks, and will 
typically be around 50% which means 30 to 60 minute broadcasts 
are easily achievable with amateur gear. You still might have to 
provide cooling to your transmitter but SSB is far less brutal than 
AM. 

The biggest complaint when using SSB for the transmission of 
music is that it "messes up" the music. Well, AM signals are the 
most easiest tuned but a properly tuned SSB signal is indistinguish- 
able from AM! The key word to that statement is "properly"! 
Tuning is critical on SSB, 100 to 200 hertz mis-tuning will give 
unpleasant results! With time and good tuning skills a fair strength 
SSB signal can be tuned in to the proper pitch and will sound every 
bit as good as AM! As a pirate, you should remember to try and 
broadcast something that most people recognize to serve as a 
"Tuning Guide". It is up to the listeners to improve their tuning 
skills! For practice, try tuning the ham bands or RFPI/HCJB's SSB 
transmissions. It takes a while to get used to it, but look folks: SSB 
is here to stay! 

My final pitch for the use of SSB over AM is that most shortwave 
receivers are MORE sensitive to SSB signals than AM. Typically 1 
to 2 microvolts. Since we are dealing with low power stuff here, any 
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Another slight advantage that SSB might have over AM comes 

from the fact that "Direction Finding" uses your carrier to peak their directive antennas to aid in locating you. Since SSB does not use a 
carrier and is constantly changing in signal strength, DF attempts arc much more difficult! Think about it 

Where Can I Go 

Hams are assigned groups of frequencies spread throughout the entire electromagnetic spectrum. These groups of frequencies are known 
as Bands. These bands are usually referred to by their wavelength. All amalcur equipment covers some if not most of the bands that hams 
use. The most popular and easiest band to operate on is the 40 Meter Band. Almost every amateur transmitter made covers this band. There 
are others, and figure 2 will show you just what and where things arc. Most pirate activity takes place on the "High End" of 40 Meters 
because most ham transmitters will operate "Out of Band" to some extent there Most ham gear will operate a little ABOVE and BELOW 
each ham band, this is the important part! Without modification to your transmitter, you could operate it on 40 Meters at say, 7415 Khz or 
6975 Khz, without having much problem. Some transmitters will not operate very much farther out of the band without serious 
degradation to their performance like reduced power output or the increased possibility of Television Interference! 

For the more advanced pirate, it is quite possible to modify your transmitters tuned circuits and get your transmitter to operate in places 
it was never designed to go. Remember this, A MODIFIED TRANSMITTER HAS VERY LITTLE RESALE VALUE TO THE 
LARGEST PART OF YOUR POTENTIAL MARKET! If you think there is even a slight chance that your are ever going to sell off your 
transmitter, you are better off NOT modifying it in any way! If you are going to keep it forever, dive right in .... 

By now you should be getting a handle on transmitters. If anything does not make sense so far, go back and read the material over. Going 

to your library and getting books on Amateur Radio is a good idea. Read EVERYTHING you can get your hands on! 

Power 

Another consideration to keep in mind when looking to purchase a transmitter is Output Power. A majority of ham transmitters typically 
have power outputs in the neighborhood of 100 watts. This is a fair amount of power and should let you get heard quite well if you use a 
decent antenna! 

Be careful because some ham transmitters were specifically manufactured for QRP or "Low Power" operation and will have around 10 
watts out! Older novice type ham transmitters will have a maximum power output of 75 watts or so. Some transmitters were also made that 
had output powers of 500 watts. Just about anything is possible to find so make sure and ask! 

I would like to tell you a little bit about the myths of power. For example, say I use 100 watts and I'm heard S7 at Joe DXer's. I can 
increase or reduce my power 50% without any noticeable difference! Sounds incredible doesn't it? The only time Joe DXer will notice a 
difference in my transmitted signal will be by doubling or halfing my power! 200 watts is 3dB louder than 100 watts BUT most people 
cannot detect a 3 dB difference in signal strength! This means for people to even detect a louder signal you would have to go up to 400 
watts for a 6 dB increase to actually be noticed! If you use 400 watts now, you would have to increase your power to a whopping 1600 
watts to be louder than 400 watts! If I am running 100 watts and I'm heard right at the noise level at Jane DXer's, then almost ANY 
increase in power will improve my signal. If you are ever going to try "crossing the pond" with your station, a fair amount of power is 
typically required. If your transmitter is supposed to put out 100 watts but you can only get 75 watts out, the only thing that will be noticed 
is the slight decrease in your electric bill. 

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Solid State Transmitters are smaller, some can be simply modified to transmit anywhere in the shortwave spectrum, are more easily used 
because most of the tuning is computer assisted. The downside is, they are much less forgiving to impedance mismatches and can be 
difficult if not impossible to repair yourself. 

So you can see, both have advantages and disadvantages. It is up to you to decide what you can or cannot deal with! I will not make any 
recommendation other than use what you can get! ANY transmitter, usually, is better than NO transmitter! 

What's Left? 

"What are Transceivers?", I'm glad you asked! A transceiver is a combination of a receiver and a transmitter in the same box. If you 
already own a good receiver, you may not want to spend more money by buying a transceiver. 1 will tell you this, some transceivers 
receiver sections perform better than some general coverage receivers because they are optimized to operate only in small parts of the 
bands. It may also be desirable to monitor two frequencies at the same time. If you don't already own a receiver, a transceiver is the way 
to go. This is for you to decide what you need, want, or desire. 

"Is there anything that should be avoided?". Yes. Do not purchase military surplus equipment! Unless you have a lot of experience with 
radio equipment, military surplus stuff can often turn into more trouble than it's worth. Connectors will be difficult and expensive to find, 
power requirements are often non-standard and repair parts can be almost non-existent! Beginners should stick to amateur gear. 

Finding A Transmitter 

OK, now that you know enough about transmitters to hopefully make a wise purchasing decision, where can you find them? If money is 
not a issue, then there are a plethora of businesses that sell New and Used amateur equipment. A good starting place is to pick up a copy 
of any amateur magazine and start looking at the adds and calling for catalogs. When it comes to new equipment, the sky is the limit! On 
the other hand, if you're like me, money is an issue and generally I don't have enough of the stuff! There are many ways to find used gear, 
start by keeping a look-out in your local newspaper's classified section. Occasionally, you will find Amateur gear listed there and the 
advantage is it will be a local call to find out more information and possibly see the rig in action before purchasing it. Most equipment that 
you find listed here will be from Bootleg CBers, and you can expect just about anything. Another alternative is if you live in a larger city 
with a Amateur Radio store, they usually will sell used gear along with new stuff and again you will probably get to see the rig in action 
before purchase. Also you might get some kind of token warranty with it, but not always. 

Another potential source of equipment are Ham Fests. These electronic swapmcets take place all over the country and generally during the 
summer months. This is where you can find just about anything and prices arc generally negotiable. There is also the increased risk of 
buying JUNK and, while not common, it does happen that people do get burned, so be careful! The best way to find out about Ham Fests 
is to make contact with someone in your local ham community. If you know of no local hams, drive around till you spot the tell-tale 
antenna farm and introduce yourself as a radio enthusiast, potential ham, etc and ask him or her about ham fests. 

Most Hams attend these functions and it is not difficult to ferret out information about them. They are open to all and just because you're 
not a ham will have little impact. So you have found out when and where the next one is, the most important rule of hamfests is to show 
up EARLY! That way you can browse over all the gear that is available and compare prices on similar equipment. If something is 
unmarked, don't be afraid to ask how much. If the seller says "Make me an Offer.", you might not have any idea what to offer. It could be 
wise to move on or ask what the "rock bottom" price is. Sellers generally love to talk about their wares and this is a good way just find out 
general information on items you have no intentions of purchasing, remember KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! The more you know, the better 
off you are! 

Another area to capitalize on is the END of the Hamfest. Some sellers may not relish the idea of lugging all their stuff home and will be 
more likely to cut a better deal! Ham fests are also great sources of general station supplies like connectors, wire, components, etc. 

There are also several publications that deal with used amateur equipment. The only down side is, you really have no idea what you are 
buying unless you know what the radio is. Caveat Emptor! 

Finally 

Now that you have purchased your dream rig, Read, Read, Read and Re-Read the manual you got with it! Become familiar with all the 
controls, connectors and functions of your transmitter. Did I mention read the manual? This is very important, most manuals not only will 
tell you how to hook-up the transmitter but will also tell you how to tune it up! You may find that the manual will say connect your 
transmitter to an antenna or to a dummy load. A dummy load is nothing more than a giant 50 ohm resistor that can dissipate RF Energy. 
The advantage to using a dummy load is that you don't transmit anything on the air, so you can practice tuning up, adjusting your 
transmitter without really broadcasting. Follow the directions in your manual and with any luck you will soon be broadcasting your first 
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14 Peace Dr. 
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Ramsey Electronics 
793 Canning Parkway 
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Business size SASE for current list. Very small. They buy and 
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it's free. Heavy on theory, and even the advertisement articles 
are educational. 



Electronics Now (formerly Radio Electronics) 
Subscription Service 
P.O. Box 51866 
Boulder CO 80321-1866 
+ 1-800-999-7139 

A magazine for thumb-fingered electronics hobbyists. 
Subscription rate on the bingo card in the November issue 
(the latest I was able to dig up) was $19.97 per year. 

Popular Electronics 
Subscription Department 
P.O.Box 338 

Mt. Morris, IL 61054-9935 
+ 1-800-827-0383 

Like Electronics Now. $18.95 according to the latest bingo 
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The Computer Applications Journal (Circuit Cellar INK) 
P. O. Box 3050 

Southeastern, PA 19398-9932 
+1-203-872-2204 (FAX) 

This magazine is what Steve Ciarcia wanted BYTE to be 
when it grew up. It focuses on microcontroller applications 
and other digital projects. $21.95 per year (12 issues, now) 
(Canada, Mexico: add $10 surface mail, $20 air mail; other 
countries: add $28.) 

The Radio Craftsman 
P.O. Box 3682 
Lawrence, KS 66046-0682 

Bi-monthly newsletter for homebrewers of amateur radio 
gear. Information about electronics construction techniques, 
components, book reviews, beginning electronics theory, and 
the occasional construction project. Oriented toward the 
beginner/intermediate level. Price, $10/year (six issues), $15 
outside the U.S. Published by Doug Heacock, AA0MS. Send 
large SASE for free sample issue. [Info supplied by Doug 
Heacock] 

Hambrew 
+1-303-989-5642 

Amateur radio homebrewer newsletter published by George 
De Grazio, WF0K. $10 per year (4 issues). 

QRP Club of Northern California 
Jim Cates, WA6GER 
3241 Eastwood Road 
Sacramento, CA 95821 

This is the club that has had a succession of incredibly 
popular kits, ranging from the Norcal 40 (and now its 
successor, the 40a), the Sierra, and soon a QRP SSB kit. 




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SCANNERS AND SECRET FREQUENCIES. Best selling 
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EPROMS COPIED We have an EPROM duplication service. 
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CELLULAR EXTENSIONS, SEND US YOUR PHONE or buy 
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6.500 MHZ CRYSTALS $4 a piece, 50 for $115, 100 for 
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A TO Z OF CELLULAR PROGRAMMING. Programming 
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Beautifully illustrated 128-page catalog includes: alternative/ 
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hacking, UFOs, and much more. Send $3.00 to Xines, Box 
26LB, 1226-A Calle de Comercio, Santa Fe, NM 87505. 
COIN-OP VIDEO ARCADE GAMES. Parts, boards, and 
empty cabinets available for your projects. Cabinets available 
for $75. C.J. Stafford, (301)419-3189. 
WEB SITES We have a list of hundreds of interesting and 
unusal web sites. Some of the sites are related to this 
magazine and some are not. Hacking, phreaking, breaking 
the law, sovereign citizenship, lasers, electonics, surplus, 
credit, etc.. You have to check this out! Save hundreds of 
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3-1/2" disk and you can load it directly into your web browser 
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whichever you prefer. Send $5 to TCE Information Systems, 
P.O. Box 5142, Los Alamitos, CA 90721 
"TAKE BACK YOUR PRIVACY" Author and Speaker Bill 
Hayes shows you how to stay cyber, yet stay private. Real 
world tips and examples to keep prying eyes and electrons 
out of your life. Send $18.00 (I won't keep any records on you, 
your cash, address, or checking account) plus $2.50 SH to: 
Bill Hayes, 12289 Pembroke Road, Suite 151. Hollywood, FL 
33025 or leave a message at (954) 537-3792. The privacy 
you preserve will be your own . . . 

WANTED: FEATURE FILM JUNKIE who can access up-to- 
date FAX numbers for hot agents and/or producers & 
directors. My objective: to bring to their attention my action- 
thriller script. Can pay by the hour. (909)275-9101 
THE BLACK BAG TRIVIA QUIZ: On MSDOS disk 
Interactive Q&A on bugging, wiretapping, locks, alarms, 
weapons and other wonderful stuff Test your knowledge of 
the covert sciences. Entertaining and VERY educational. 
Includes catalogs of selected (no junk) shareware and 
restricted books. Send $1.00 for S 25 disk, $1.50 for 3.5, plus 
two stamps, to: MENTOR PUBLICATIONS, Box 1549-W, 
Asbury Park N J 07712 

ANARCHY ONLINE A computer bulletin board resource for 
anarchists, survivalists, adventurers, investigators, 
researchers, computer hackers and phone phreaks. 
Scheduled hacker chat meetings. Encrypted E-mail/file 
exchange. WWW: hhtp://anarchy-online.com Telnet: 
anarchy-online.com Modem: 214-289-8328 
ATTENTION HACKERS & PHREAKERS. For a catalog of 
plans, kits & assembled electronic "TOOLS" including the 
RED BOX, RADAR JAMMER, SURVEILLANCE, COUNTER 
SURVEILLANCE, CABLE DESCRAMBLERS & many other 
HARD-TO-FIND equipment at LOW PRICES. Send $1.00 to 
M. Smith-02, P.O. Box 371, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 
NEED HELP TO CLEAR MY CREDIT REPORTS. Send info 
to: George, P.O. Box 3564, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359-0564 
BUILD A RADAR JAMMER out of your old radar detector. 
No electronic knowledge needed. Only $9.95 + $2.50 S&H 
Call 24fr. for easy step-by-step plans. 1-800-295-0953 Visa/ 
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UNDETECTABLE VIRUSES. Full source for five viruses 
which can automatically knock down DOS & windows (3.1) 
operating systems at the victim's command. Easily loaded, 
recurrently destructive and undetectable via all virus detection 
and cleaning programs with which I am familiar. Well-tested, 
relatively simple and designed with stealth and victim 
behavior in mind. Well-written documentation and live 
antidote programs are included. Priced for sharing, not for 
making a ridiculous profit. $10.00 (complete) on six 1.44MB, 
3.5" floppy discs. Money orders and checks accepted. No 
live viruses provided! Do NOT ask. Satisfaction guaranteed 
or you have a bad attitude! The Omega Man. 8102 Furness 
Cove, Austin, TX 78753 

HACK THE PLANET A new and exciting board game in 
which 2-4 players race to complete a hacking mission. 
Please send $3.00 check or money order payable to CASH. 
Hand-scanned 99XX exchanges in 516 AC. Included may be 
data kit modem numbers, WFA/FA, SSCU, TSAC(SCC), 
CO#'s, etc. Send $2.00 check or money order payable to 
CASH and specify exchange. "MCl-Style" Phone Patrol hats 
are now available! Just $18 check or money order payable to 
CASH. 2447 5th Ave, East Meadow, NY 1 1554. 
FIND PIRATE SOFTWARE Learn how to find pirate software 
on the Internet. Get thousands of dollar's worth of programs 
for free such as Office97 and more games than you can play. 
Complete guide includes background, tools, techniques, 
locations, and shell scripts that will find software for you! 
Send $5.00 money order or CASH (no checks) to The 
Knoggin Group, P.O. Box 420943, San Fransisco, CA 94121- 
0943, USA. 

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never been to one? You gotta GO to one. You can buy just 
about anything for pennies on the dollar! Cars, trucks, boats, 
houses, electronic equipment, furniture, etc. Forget that "cars 
for $100" crap. That's a load! But, you can get some pretty 
awesome deals for small amounts of cash.. Our favorite 
auctions (and many of the BL411 staff) include the arcade 
auctions and the car auctions. Remember those arcade 
games you played as a kid in the 80's? Man, you can get 
some bitchen deals on those! This is only the tip of the 
iceberg. There's SO MANY things you can get for a small 
fraction of their worth. Send $5 and we'll send you a booklet 
loaded with names, numbers and places to go. ..You NEED to 
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build soundboard schematic, parts list and common chip 
number $34.95. Send us your unit and we will install the 
soundboard for $59.95. SOUNDMAN, 132 North Jardin St., 
Shenandoah, PA 17976. (717) 462-1134. 
NULL MODEMS - Download laptop: or upload to your pc the 
easy way! w/ direct connect, or (DOS 6.1 ) Customized setup, 
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etc. New titles every week. For latest prices, send SASE to: 
E&M Adult Videos, P.O. Box 1471 , Los Alamitos, CA 90720. 
NEW BOOK FOR CABLE HACKING. All about the industry 
and how to install test chips in nearly every model of decoder. 
Test chips available, Etc. (408)581-2380 
PRIVACY ACT AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 
LIMITATIONS, How anyone can win $10K fine for this simple 
violation of your rights. Open a bank account without a SSN 
$5 plus 3 F/C stamps. Obtain a major credit card without a 
SSN (making it impossible for a bank or any institution to 
check your credit history or records) $25 plus 5 F/C stamps. 
For info send $1 and LSASE to: Know Your Rights, c/o R. 
Owens, 1403 Sherwood Dr., Bowling Green, Ky 42103. NO 
CHECKS PLEASE. M/O or FRN's only. 
HOME AUTOMATION. Become a dealer in this fast growing 
field. Free information. (800)838-4051. 
DON'T BUY A MODIFIED CABLE CONVERTER! I'll show 
you what to do. Where to get parts, everything. Call 24hr.. 
1-800-295-0953 Only $9.95 + $2.20 S&H Visa/MC/Dis. 
6.500MHz or 6.5536MHz CRYSTALS Your choice. $4 each. 
No shipping charges. Send to TCE Information Systems, 
P.O. Box 5142, Los Alamitos, CA 90721 
FREE CABLE TV Cable TV Boxes: Enables you to receive 
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You must call or e-mail first and tell us the "brand" and "model 
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This video will save you 1000's of dollars every year. Best 
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LOOKING FOR A BLACKLISTED! 411 MEETING IN YOUR 
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SINGLE DUPLICATION OF CD-ROMS Send your CD and 
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more than one copy? Send a additional $15 for each 
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94114 

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SCREWDRIVER BIT SET Our best selling 30 piece 
screwdriver bit set is now available for $40 including shipping 
to anywhere in the U.S. The set includes 9 security Torx bits 
from TT7 through TT40, 7 security Hex bits from 5/64" 
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWS OF THE UNITED 
STATES AND IAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? 

By Robert Cohen 



Laws of the United States are made pursuant to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 and Article 4, Section 3, Clause 2. Article 1, 
Section 8, Clause 17 says "To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, oversuch district (not exceeding ten 
miles square) as may by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of 
the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which 
the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings; And Article 4, 
Section 3, Clause 2 says "The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting 
the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to 
prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular state." These areas are not the fifty sovereign states. These 
areas are Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa and other possessions and enclaves 
belonging to the United States They also apply to U.S. citizens who are born in these areas who are also known as 14th 
Amendment citizens. These laws are voluntary and non-binding to Article 4, Section 2, Clause 1 Citizens. Anyone claiming to 
be a U.S. citizen are subject to the Laws of the United States. 

DEFINITIONS 

United States means Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. The United States also 
includes the Buck Act Title 4 municipal corporations within the fifty states under United States control pursuant to Article 1, 
Section 8, Clause 17 and are legally considered U.S. Territories. These are the capital S States as opposed to the small S 
sovereign states. There are 55 States in the United States. 

U.S. citizen means persons born in Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa and subject to 
the Laws of the United States. U.S. citizens are 14th amendment citizens. 

These united States of America are the fifty sovereign states. There are 50 small s states in these united States of America. 
The sovereign states are small s states because the sovereignty of these states resides in the people individually and 
collectively. These small s states are trustees and not masters of the people domiciled in these states. 

People conceived in the fifty sovereign states are not U.S. citizens, they are called Citizens of the several states or Citizens of 
the United States of America or Citizens of these united States of America. Sovereign state Citizens are Article 4, Section 2, 
Clause 1 Citizens of the several States and not bound in any mandatory way to Laws of the United States. 

Laws of the United States only apply to U.S. citizens voluntary to state Citizens and to the United States Only. 

Laws of the United States of America apply only in the 50 sovereign states and do apply to sovereign state Citizens and U.S. 
citizens alike. 

The Laws of the United States of America are directed to the fifty sovereign states and do have impact on Article 4, Section 2, 
Clause 1 Citizens of the several States. These laws are made pursuant to the powers delegated to Congress in Article 1 , 
Section 8, Clauses 1-16. These laws are limited by the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. These Laws 








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have been enacted into positive law whereas Laws of the United States are not enacted into positive law. Laws of the United 
States of America are published in the Federal Register. Laws of the United States are not published in the Federal Register. 

There are fifty titles in the United States Code which contain all the laws of both the United States and the United States of 
America. The laws of the United States are Titles 2, the Congress, Title 7 Agriculture, Title 8 Aliens and Nationality, Title 12 
Banks and Banking, Title 15 Commerce and Trade, Title 16 Conservation, Title 19 Customs Duties, Title 20 Education, Title 
21 Food and Drugs, Title 22 Foreign Relations and Intercourse, Title 24 Hospitals and Asylums, Title 25 Indians, Title 26 
Internal Revenue Code, Title 27 Intoxicating Liquors, Title 29 Labor, Title 30 Mineral Lands and Mining, Title 33 Navigation 
and Navigable Waters, Title 36 Patriotic Societies and Observances, Title 40 Public Buildings, Property, and Works, Title 41 
Public Contracts, Title 42 The Public Health and Welfare, Title 43 Public Lands, Title 45 Railroads, Title 46 Shipping, all 
subtitles not including subtitles 2 & 3 which are enacted into positive law, Title 47 Appencix. Shipping, Title 48 Territories and 
Insular Possessions, Title 50 War and National Defense and Appencix. 27 Titles of the of 50 are Laws of the United States. 

The Laws of the United States of America are contained in the remaining Titles of the United States Code. The Following Titles 
are enacted into Positive Law and published in the Federal Register and can properly called Laws of the United States of 
America and observe constitutional limitations. Title 1 General Provisions, Title 3 The President, Title 4 Flag and Seal, Seat of 
Government and the States. Title 5 Government Organization and Employees. Title 6 (Surety Bonds) has been superceded by 
Title 31 Money and Finance, Title 9 Arbitration, Title 10 Armed Forces, Title 11 Bankruptcy, Title 13 Census, Title 14 Coast 
Guard, Title 17 Copyrights, Title 18 Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Title 23 Highways, Title 28 Judiciary and Judicial 
Procedure, Title 31 Money and Finance, Title 32 National Guard, Title 34 (Navy) superceded by Title 10 Armed Forces, Title 
35 Patents, Title 37 Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services, Title 38 Veterans' Benefits, Title 39 Postal Service, Title 
44 Public Printing and Documents, Title 49 Transportation but only subtitles 1, 2 and 4, have been enacted into positive laws, 
all other subtitles are not enacted into positive law and so are part of the Laws of the United States and not part of the Laws of 
the United States of America. 19 titles of 50 Titles are Laws of the United States of America. 2 Titles have been superceded 
by other titles. In actuality there are only 48 Titles in the United States Code. 

From this division of titles I conclude there is a difference between Laws of the United States and Laws of the United States of 
America. Article 4, Section 2, Clause 1 Citizens of the several States are bound to observe only the Laws of the United States 
of America and exempt from the Laws of the United States but can observe them if they so choose. Laws of the United States 
are voluntary to state Citizens because state Citizens are also Citizens of the United States of America or Citizens of these 
united States of America. U.S. citizens are subject to all the laws of Congress and so are bound by all the laws of the United 
States and the United States of America. 

U.S. citizens you have a choice, there is no law that says you are bound for all time to be U.S. citizens, you have the power to 
choose your citizenship by virtue of the so called 13th amendment that outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude but does not 
outlaw voluntary servitude. You have the right to choose to be a state Citizen and thereby exempt yourself from the Laws of 
the United States. If you are a U.S. citizen residing in one of the fifty sovereign states then you are eligible to be a state Citizen 
after 6 months to 7 years in such sovereign state. Check your original state Constitution to determine residency requirements. 
In California a six month resident is eligible for state Citizenship. 

Some of these original state Constitutitions say you have to be a white male to be a state Citizen but these have been 
superceded by the Constitution of the United States of America. The so-called 13th amendment made the law color-blind. 
Women through the 19th amendment have the right to vote. Even without these amendments, white and male may not mean 
what they appear to mean. Man has traditionally meant men and women and only recently in this century has come to mean 
male only. White may have nothing to do with skin pigmentation, and everything to do with enlightenment. America is the only 
country in the world that legally recognizes that all men are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights and among 
these is the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

This legal recognition is what makes All Americans White Male Citizens and therefore has nothing to do with sex or skin 
pigmentation. In the rest of the world the sovereign is the State and in America the People are sovereign. Legally speaking 
only America is an Enlightened Country, all other countries are still living in the dark ages. In America all American Citizens are 
White Males because we are sovereign , in the rest of the world all citizens are Female and Black because they are subjects. 
The Laws of the United States are an attempt from Un-American Forces to reduce America to the status of citizens of other 
countries. May all Americans rise up and reclaim America for America and let us export the American Revolution to the rest 
of the world and make all people of Earth sovereign Citizens wherever they live. Let us make the Declaration of Independence 
International Law. 

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INCENDIARIES 



Incendiaries are used to destroy all types of flammable substances. In addition incendiaries can be used to destroy metal 
structures or used on living targets as in the case of flame throwers. Incendiaries can be broken down into a few groups. 
These are petroleum based, metal alloys, thermites, metal-salt mixes, and exotics. The choice of incendiary depends on the 
target to be destroyed. The petroleum based incendiaries like napalm, use the oxygen from the air to keep combustion going. 
If the fire is smothered it will be extinguished. The petroleum can be thickened (like napalm) or it can be a heavy oil (hard to 
ignite). Lighter types of petroleum (ligroin) are not the best to use as they evaporate quickly and the fumes tend to flash or 
explode instead of burning for a sustained time. Petroleum liquids burn at about 1000 deg. C. and release as much as 6 
kcal/gm. They are usually used against wooden structures and other easily flammable things like people. 

Metal alloys such as magnesium alloys also use oxygen from the air to support combustion. In addition they can also use 
nitrogen from the air and still bum. If they are smothered they can reduce the smothering agent and still burn. A large amount 
of water or foam are best for fighting a magnesium fire. A small amount of water can give up its oxygen to the magnesium and 
release hydrogen gas. The result is a pretty good explosion. A magnesium alloy called "electron" was used during the second 
world war. This was made of about 90% magnesium, 8% aluminum, and the rest zinc and manganese. This alloy was strong 
and produced 2000 deg. C. and about 6 kcal per gram. This was used against wood or metal structures. 

Thermites are mixtures of an active metal and a less reactive metal oxide. The active metal reduces the less active metal 
oxide pulling off the oxygen and releasing a lot of heat and molten metal and metal oxide slag. Thermites are usually used to 
attack metal targets and are very effective in this role. A two or three pound charge can be placed on the hood of a auto and 
ignited. The thermite will burn through the hood and drip molten metal onto the engine. While this won't melt the engine it will 
warp or crack it plus it may sever gas lines which will start a secondary fire. Thermite formulas are varied but the standard mix 
is 25% aluminum powder, 75% iron scale (iron oxide). Thermites burn at about 2500 deg. C. Thermite is used almost 
exclusively against metal to weld it or melt it. 

Metal - Salt mixtures use a combustible metal and a salt oxidizer. They cannot be smothered or extinguished easily. To fight 
these fires the best tactic is to cover the device with sand or shoot them with a water jet. The jet will help break up the 
incendiary and wet any mixture that has not burnt. These mixtures are composed of oxidizers like potassium nitrate, metals 
like aluminum or magnesium, and fuels like sulfur, charcoal, or oils. These formulas produce a flame when burning unlike 
thermite and burn very quickly when compared with thermite. These mixes can be used in small caliber projectiles to make an 
incendiary shell. Usually the shock of the shell hitting the target sets off the incendiary. They burn at about 2000-3000 deg. C. 
Metal - Salt mixtures are usually used against easily flammable objects. Exotic incendiaries exist that ignite on exposure to 
air, release poisonous gases, or produce a second incendiary chemical. These incendiaries are used for special 
circumstances and targets. 

A Short Study of Arson 

An understanding of fires should be acquired if you want to use them to your best advantage. A study of the target should be 
made if possible. Find out what materials from the target can be used to start the fire. How long will it take the fire fighters to 
arrive? If the target is a building is there a sprinkler system installed? Fire and smoke alarms? Is the building wood framed or 
steel? A steel frame building can be destroyed if the temperature of the steel reaches 1000 deg. F. for 10 mins. This destroys 
the temper of the steel. Are the walls hollow? This can spread the fire from the bottom to the top of a two story house in about 
1 min. A fire can be started in a corner of a room. This uses the walls to reflect heat into the room and also provides two walls 
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techniques and materials. Study these and learn what the fire fighters will use to stop your efforts. You can study chemical 
hazard lists to find incompatible materials that can make an explosion or fire when combined. If a fire is started with good 
planning it makes little difference if it's set with a book of matches and a cigarette fuse or an incendiary using high tech bells 
and whistles. An incendiary is more effective than an explosive in destroying some targets. Once an explosive goes off the 
damage is done but a fire builds until all the fuel is consumed. Here are a few characteristics of common flammable 
substances: 

Wood: Wood contains about 15-35% moisture. The less moisture the easier to ignite. At 110deg. C. wood dries, gases start 
liberating. 150deg. C. wood gives off more of these flammable gases. 230deg. C. wood begins to char. 300 deg. C. 
carbonization of the wood. Above 300deg. C wood begins to burn. Wood is a good insulator and can keep fire from spreading 
easily if it blocks radiant heat. Green wood ignites with difficulty. 

Paper: Paper along with grain products (hay and cereal grasses) ignite very easily if dry. If the paper is bundled up however, 
you will find it is hard to ignite. 

Petroleum products: The flammability of petroleum liquids are determined by their flashpoint. The lower the flashpoint the 
easier the liquid is to ignite. Those liquids with higher flashpoints may have to be heated before they are flammable. The 
minimum concentration of vapors to be flammable for common substances are ethyl alcohol-73, acetone-65, benzene-49, 
ethyl ether-39, gasoline-33 MG/L. At deg. C. ethyl alcohol gives a concentration of 34 mg/l and is not flammable at that 
temperature. In contrast ethyl ether has a concentration of 780 mg/l at deg. C. and is flammable. 

If you are trying to hide the fact that arson is the cause of the fire, try to use what is already on scene at the target. An electrical 
fire can be made by using a razor blade to slice into the insulation of a wire. If the wire is the stranded type pull out about 2/3 
of the strands and cut them. A fire will start in that section of wire. If the wire is the solid type, file a section of wire to make it 
thinner. Arson investigators look for a hot spot in the ruins to find where the fire started. This hot spot is usually a section of 
target that is very charred. They especially examine the floor to see if it is charred. They look for char trails to see if the fire has 
been led to different sections of the target. A very fast spreading fire will be investigated as an arson job. They also use sniffers 
and gas chromatography to look for traces of gasoline and other accelerators. An arsonist has to be on his toes to fool the 
investigators. 

Incendiary Devices and Formulas 

Incendiary Capsule: This device uses a permanganate/glycerin reaction to make a short delay fire. Obtain a large gelatin 
capsule. Fill the larger side with potassium permanganate. Flatten a piece of plasticine to about 1/16" thick and press it over 
the permanganate to seal it into the capsule. Peel away the excess plasticine so the chemical is sealed in the capsule by a 
small disk of the putty. Fill the other side of the capsule about 1/2 full of glycerin. Take a small splinter of wood (toothpick) and 
place it in the glycerin. Now assemble the capsule but be careful not to press the ends of the capsule together very much. 
When you wish to use the capsule, simply press the ends of the capsule together. The splinter pierces the plasticine which 
allows the glycerin to contact the permanganate. The reaction starts a short time later and will ignite such things as paper or 
wood shavings. These devices cannot take much rough handling and usually have to be made near where they must be used. 

Spontaneous Combustion: Most people may have heard that you are not supposed to put oily rags in the garbage until they 
dry out because they may start a fire. This is because when oil drys it oxidizes and gives off a good deal of heat. This heat can 
build up in a closed container and ignite the rags. If you want to cause spontaneous combustion on purpose it is necessary to 
obtain oil dryers as these cause the oil to oxidize. Check out paint shops and see what they have to offer. You may wish to try 
drying oil which is a preparation of oil with premixed dryers. Dampen cotton, rags, wood pulp or the like with the oil and dryers. 
The combustible should not be dripping with the oil but it should be moist throughout. Make a 1" hole in the bottom of a 
styrofoam coffee cup and a 1" hole in the lid of the cup. Pack the cup with the oily combustible but leave a hole going through 
to the bottom hole. Do not pack the combustible too tightly in the cup. Put the lid on and lay the cup down on its side or put the 
cup on something so that free air can reach the hole in the bottom of the cup. In as little as 1/2 hr. to as much as 4 hrs. later 
the cup will burst into flames if the oil is reactive enough. The time delay will depend on such things as ambient temperature 
or air movements. 

Phosphorous Delay: White phosphorous is a substance that ignites on exposure to air. You can dissolve it in carbon disulfide 
which gives you a liquid that can be poured on to paper or the like. As the disulfide evaporates, it leaves behind particles of 
phosphorous which will ignite the disulfide fumes and the paper. Since the disulfide evaporates fast you can add benzene or 
naphtha to it to keep the evaporation down. One drawback to using this mix is the disulfide smells like sulfur which can give 
away its presence. Both the phosphorous and the carbon disulfide are extremely dangerous to handle. They should only be 
used after you are familiar with them. As a note, carbon disulfide fumes can be ignited by the heat of a 60 watt lightbulb. 
Handle with care. 

About a century ago, white phosphorous (WP) was added to a glue called Chloral Du Pottage. This was a glue made from 
chloral hydrate. The resulting mixture was used to soak a piece of paper that was then placed into a glazed envelope and 
sealed. After the glue dries, if the envelope was opened it burst into a violent flame. These fire bombs remained active for 
about 24 hrs. after which the phosphorous was slowly oxidized and the bomb became inactive. The chloral glue formula may 
be found in an old library book called Richard's Book of Formulas (or something similar). Perhaps you can bring this device up 
to date by using an acrylic glue 

Fireflies: These are simple devices used to blow up a car. One consists of a large gelatin capsule that is half filled with calcium 
carbide while the other half contains a piece of sodium metal. (store these in a dry place, and not for very long ) 2 or 3 of these 
can be dropped into a automobile gasoline tank. Condensation causes water to form in the bottom of the tank. This water 
dissolves the gelatin which exposes the chemicals to the water. The carbide reacts with the water to form acetylene while the 
sodium starts a fire. The resulting explosion ruptures the gas tank and ignites the gasoline. Another form of firefly is made of a 
small cork float. This is weighted to keep one end up when floating. On this exposed end a small spiral of platinum wire is 
fixed. A small amount of cotton is placed inside the spiral. To use these, soak the cotton with gasoline just before dropping one 
in a gas tank. As the gas tank empties, air replaces the gas used. The air and gasoline fumes reach a level that causes the 
platinum to behave as a catalyst which ignites the air/gasoline mix. In trial, the platinum firefly has 50/50 success rate. 
Removing the cotton may increase the probability of an explosion at the risk of some danger when dropping the device into the 
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Note: Some gas tanks have a screen in the gasoline tank so you cannot drop anything into the tank until it is pierced. Also 
when using the sodium metal/carbide firefly you may want to pour about 8 oz. of water into the tank after putting in the 
capsules. Instead of platinum wire, you may want to try using the element from a catalytic hand warmer. These are the hand 
warmers fueled with a lighter fluid type fuel. Also keep in mind that this device usually works as the car is being driven which 
will probably result in death. If you don't wish to kill someone, just use an icepick and poke a hole in the gas tank to empty it. 

Sodium Peroxide: This is a chemical that releases oxygen and heat on contact with water. A small amount of this chemical can 
be sprinkled on rags or paper which will ignite after a time if the humidity is high enough. Mixtures of this chemical and 
powdered metal should be avoided as spontaneous ignition may occur during mixing. 

Sausages: These where airdropped during the Vietnam war. All they consist of is a liquid incendiary sealed into a heavy 
plastic bag. During the war a string of these were dropped from airplanes to ignite the target. The incendiary used was Napalm 
B which is a plastic gel made by mixing polystyrene foam with gasoline. Sometimes sodium nitrate and sulfur was added to 
help the burning. A reasonable facsimile can be made up for the purpose of carrying a small incendiary device. The weight of 
the filling should be about 4oz. A standard blasting fuse can ignite these. 

Timed Gas Explosion: Obtain a butane lighter refill. These are the aluminum cylinders used to refill butane lighters. Use a paint 
remover on it to take off all of labeling. After the paint is removed, clean up the cylinder with some fine grit sandpaper. Now get 
a large glass jar. Bring these plus a bottle of sodium hydroxide (lye.Orano) to your target. If the target has a gas water heater 
(or any appliance with a pilot light) this will be used to ignite the explosion. Otherwise you will need a candle (try a trick candle, 
one of the ones you can't blow out). Put the jar down next to the heater, and put the stripped cylinder in it. Fill up the jar with 
lye and leave quickly. The lye will eat the aluminum cylinder and release the gas in an explosion. The pilot light on the heater 
will ignite the butane and cause an explosion. This will take about 10 mins. depending on the strength of the lye. If you use a 
candle, set it away from the jar so when the gas first releases the flame does not blow out. 

Accelerant: As I said before, arson investigators will look for traces of an accelerant especially if the fire is fast spreading. The 
usual accelerant, gasoline, leaves traces that are easy to find. However, if you take sodium chlorate and dissolve about 150 
gms. in 150 ml. of warm water you will make an accelerant that is hard to find. Soak the substance to be ignited with this liquid. 
When it dries the material will be highly flammable. Be careful as the material will be highly spark and friction sensitive. The 
chlorate, while not flammable in itself will give off oxygen when heated and make any organic material very flammable. When 
the material is burnt, the chlorate reduces to salt (NaCI, table salt). This is usually dissolved in the fire fighters water and is 
very rarely found, even if it is found, the investigators will probably not make its connection to the fire. The chlorate treated 
material will also ignite if contact is made with sulfuric acid. This can be used to produce an acid-delay. Fill a rubber balloon 
with about an ounce of sulfuric acid and tie off the balloon. Place this balloon on the treated substance. When the acid eats 
through the balloon the material will ignite. Make sure the balloon has no holes in it. 

Napalm: Napalm is simply thickened gasoline. It burns longer than gasoline and is not as explosive as gas. A simple napalm 
is made by adding two concentrated solutions together. One is a solution of soap (not detergent), the other solution is 
aluminum sulfate (alum). A precipitate results when the solutions are mixed. This precipitate is filtered out and dried. This 
powder is usually added to gasoline in about 5 - 15% strength. Another type of napalm is made by melting paraffin wax and 
pouring it into gasoline. When the gas cools it will thicken up. A form of solid gasoline is made with polyvinyl alcohol and 
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A thin napalm is used for flamethrowers. Another mix for 
flamethrowers is 25% kerosene, 50% heavy oil, and 25% 
gasoline. The fuel for flamethrowers should not burn up in the 
travel to the target but rather on the target. 

Goop: Goop is an attempt to get the best of napalm and metal 
incendiaries in one mixture. It is made in two parts. 

Parti 

Magnesium Powder 40% 
Asphalt 20% 

Heavy Oil 20% 
Gasoline 20% 

Part 2 

Aluminum Powder 20% 
Iron oxide 40% 
Potassium Nitrate 30% 
Sulfur 10% 

This is mixed by taking 50% by volume of part 2 and mixing it 
well with part 1 . This is easily ignited and produces a large 
flame plus a lot of heat. It cannot be extinguished by normal 
means and is effective on both wood and metal. 

In Afghanistan, the Russians were reported to air drop an 
incendiary "goop" that was stable until disturbed (stepped on). 
Then the incendiary burst into flames. This is very likely a WP 
mixture along with oxidizers and a tar-like substance that also 
kept the WP and the oxidizers from reacting with each other. 
How it was kept stable in storage is unknown. 

Thermite: One of the best known incendiaries is thermite. The 
thermite reaction was used originally to produce super pure 
metals but was adapted to war uses. The most common 
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Thermite Incendiaries: These mixtures use additional chemicals that help thermite ignite easier, produce a flame, or increase 
the heat liberated by the thermite reaction. The thermite makes up 50% - 80% of the mixture. 

FORMULA 1 
Barium Nitrate 25% 
Iron Oxide 50% 
Aluminum 25% 

FORMULA 2 
Barium Nitrate 45% 
Iron Oxide 25% 
Aluminum 15% 
Magnesium 15% 

Metal - Salt: These mixtures are almost used exclusively to load a projectile to make it explode into a ball of flame and sparks 
upon impact. These are used against gas tanks and the like. They must be insensitive enough so the setback forces of firing 
the projectile does not ignite the incendiary. Yet they must be sensitive enough to ignite when they hit the target. Some typical 
mixtures are: 

FORMULA 1 

Potassium Perchlorate 50% 
Magnesium 25% 

Aluminum 25% 

FORMULA 2 
Potassium Nitrate 50% 
Potassium Perchlorate 1 5% 
Aluminum 25% 

Charcoal 10% 

The above two formulas are more suitable for incendiary projectiles. They explode more than burn and the flash from the 
explosion ignites the target. Metal-Salt mixtures that burn slower and are more suitable for an incendiary charge usually 
include oil or a wax plus sulfur to slow down the burning. The following formulas are examples. 

FORMULA 1 
Potassium Nitrate 60% 
Light Oil 20% 

Aluminum Powder 1 0% 
Sulfur 5% 

Charcoal 5% 

FORMULA 2 
Potassium Nitrate 55% 
Paraffin Wax 20% 
Iron Oxide 10% 
Aluminum Powder 1 0% 
Sulfur 5% 

Exotic Incendiaries: Some exotic incendiaries are pyrophoric metals, phosphorous/sulfur mixtures, alkyl-alkali metal 
derivatives, and boron compounds. Since the use of these incendiaries require more knowledge than can be gained by simply 
reading a few pages on incendiaries, only a quick review will be given. 

Pyrophoric metals are metal powders that are barren of any oxide coating and are of such small dimensions that they catch 
fire on exposure to air. An example is made by heating lead tartate (made by adding tartaric acid to lead acetate) in a test tube. 
While you can still smell the tarlike fumes coming off, cork the tube. Throw the tube and break it or just open up the test tube 
and the lead will burst into sparks. Pyrophoric metals are made in an inert atmosphere to stop oxidation of the metal. 
Phosphorous/Sulfur mixtures form an alloy that is liquid at normal temperatures. The usual percentages are 75% white 
phosphorous and 25% sulfur. This compound ignites spontaneously in the air and gives some nasty burns plus releases large 
amounts of noxious sulfur dioxide fumes when burning. Dimethyl sodium is a liquid that also spontaneously ignites in the air 
Alkyl metal derivatives are poisonous to handle. Boron is a high energy metal. Compounds of boron release very great 
amounts of heat when burning. Unfortunately, these compounds are also very poisonous and this has limited research in their 
use. 

Before making incendiaries, find out the properties of the chemicals you are using. Be especially careful of white phosphorous. 
WP has the ability to literally burn its way through your body. To get it out of say your arm, turn your arm upside down so the 
WP burns back through the hole it made going in. The burns are very slow to heal and WP is poisonous and destroys the liver 
and bones. 

Safety equipment should be used when making these devices and mixtures. Invest in a good face shield, leather gloves and 
aprons to protect against flash burns. A leather skull cap will help protect your hair. These and other equipment may save you 
from injury or death. Remember, it is your responsibility if you try using any of this information. 

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STOPPING POWER METERS 

Review by: Shiva 




Stopping Power Meters - The newest 
addition to a huge line up of 
educational hackers material 
available from Consumertronics, a 
veteran in the hacker community. 



The Book: 

Stopping Power Meters is a small booklet written by John J. Williams and El 
Guapo. Don't let it's small size fool you however. I found the booklet to contain a 
great deal of information on your typical power meter. I'm sure I'm not the only one 
who wondered how they worked and how they could be 'adjusted'. As it turns out, 
there's actually a multitude of designs, each working on a variation of the same 
principle, all known as watthour meters, or more commonly, kilo-watthour meters. 

The booklet starts out by first explaining exactly what the meter does and how it 
works. "There is nothing magical, sacred or miraculous about watthour meters." 
Even different manufactures of meters are discussed with explanations of their 
differences. 



After the theoretical background the 
booklet goes on to describe what it 
takes to calibrate a power meter, 
going on to mention that even with 
slight miscalibration the meter can 
cause over or undercharging of the 
customer. It is also noted the possible 
outcomes of a customer complaining 
about an inaccurate meter. There is 
some discussion about how the 
power company can track down 
discrepancies in usage over time, 
and how they usually find these to be 
in their favor (what else did you 
expect?) and how much it could cost 
YOU to have the 'problem' fixed. But 
not to worry folks, some example 
excuses are provided for your education. 




John Williams being interviewed by 
Mike Wallace of CBS's 60 Minutes. 



Following up adjustments is the inaccuracy department. It's amazing just how 
inaccurate these things can be! It also appears that they become more 
unreliable as time goes by. Think about it, how old is the house you live in? I bet 
it still has it's original power meter from way back then and has NEVER been 
calibrated to insure accuracy. Of course, these errors are almost always in the 
favor of the power company. It's almost as if it were by design that the meter fails 
over time. 

The booklet doesnt just spout off that the meters are in error, it backs up these 
claims by explaining the causes of these inaccuracies. Meters, like any other 
scientific instalment, need constant care in order to provide accurate 
information. Explained are are several sources or conditions that over time will 
cause the meter to slowly fail. It's quite detailed in some respects. 





•John Williams narrates the video, seen 
here holding the meter used for 
demonstration. 



Now for the good part. The last half of the booklet discusses how to slow down, 
or even stop a power meter from registering. Now, it should be noted that 

tampering with a power meter is illegal. The 

booklet talks about this for several pages 

explaining how the utility suspects and determines if the meter has been messed with. But 

like anything else in this world, such tampering can be made very difficult to detect. 

As for the actual methods of tampering, there's a lot more described between the covers 

than I suspected. These methods are described in detail, even providing actual schematics 

of the devices used. What more could you 

want? Well, there's a little sections describing 

some of the terminology used for the parts 

you'll need. And speaking of parts, there's 

even a section listing several electronics 

suppliers that are good places to start looking 

for the necessary components. Some books 

are also listed for those wishing to learn more 

about domestic electrical wiring. 

The Video: 

Also available is Stopping Power Meters: The 
Video. This 20 minute video, narrated by John 
J. Williams himself, highlights the most 
important basics that are discussed in the 
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p ront of the meter showing braking 
magnets. One of the adjustment screws 
is being pointed out. 



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Back of the meter showing the voltage 
and current coils. 




Demonstration setup in video of device 
used to stop or slow meters. 



of meters, how the meter 
actually measures the power 
used, and how they are 
accessed. 

The video then goes on to 
demonstrate a power meter in 
action. The meter is hooked up 
to a series of high powered light 
bulbs to provide a load. Shown 
is the speed at which the meter 
runs. Hooked up to the test bed 
is another product available 
from Consumertronics, the 
Stopping Power Meters 
Educational Module. This is a 
device built along one of the principles described in detail in the booklet. The meter is shown both with the SPMEM on and off 
so one can readily see the effect of the module on the registration of the meter. It's quite a dramatic effect 

Also demonstrated is a method of slowing down the meter through the use of 
ordinary kitchen magnets. It is also demonstrated that the same magnets can 
also speed up the meter and how it is important to use them correctly. 



The video, combined with the booklet, provide an excellent educational tour on 
the functionings of utility power meters found in most homos and small business. 
You will also learn of their shortcomings and methods of fouling their ability to 
register correctly. 

About Consumertronics: 

Consumertronics is the company who puts out Stopping Power Meters. They 
offer "hundreds of books, manuals, software, hardware, ;ind services that 
primarily relate to computers, electronics, phones, energy, security, medical, and 
financial." The author, John Williams, was even interviewed on the CBS show 60 
Minutes. For more information, look for the full pago Consumertronics 
advertisement in this magazine on page 31 . 




Closeup of the Stopping Power Meters 
Educational Module (S.P.M.E.M.) 
demonstrated in the video. 



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by Ray Arachelian 



DMV & 2D Bar Codes 

We will soon see yet another Big Brother mechanism in the making. However this one, unlike the short lived Clipper chip 
seems to be a very silent threat to our valued privacy. While we may have foreseen elements of this threat in our previous 
discussions, we are now on the verge of their cruel implementation. 

There is perhaps nothing new in the idea of a "National ID card" to most of the veteran Cpunx, perhaps only a few of you 
haven't heard of this. Perhaps also few of us have missed the AT&T commercial where a kid walks up to an ATM style kiosk 
and renews his drivers license. 

Many of us are already aware of the evil privacy invading DMV's, their disregard for our privacy in giving out our names and 
addresses and other personal information (at least in some states. ) But how many of us know of the pending merging of 
virtually all of our records? 

Two weeks ago, I attended a presentation for a 2D Bar code system called PDF-417 (read Pee Dee Eff Four Seventeen.) 
This presentation was aimed at city level government MIS staff. The presenting company, Symbol Technology offered a very 
Big Brotheresque presentation for this bar code. 

On the surface, the bar code looks like a 3D random dot pattern stereogram with a set of ordinary bar code-looking start and 
end sequences. That is envision a rectangular bar code whose center has been replace by random dots leaving the first 
two or three bars on the left and on the right sides. 

PDF41 7 stands for Portable Data File, and it quite is. The presentation showed this format can hold upto 1 1 Kbytes of data 
per bar code. Each PDF bar code can be stretched into thin vertically or horizontally oriented rectangles or left as a square. 
Several of these can fit on an ID sized card, i.e. a driver's license. With a good quality fax (200dpi or better) they can be sent 
over a fax. Further, they are very stable and resistant to harm. Several examples were shown of bar codes with bullet sized 
holes in them which were claimed to be readable, as well as a few samples with a diagonal torn from the lower left end to the 
top right end. 

An 1 1 Kb of data may not seem like a lot, however by balancing the level of redundant error correction information versus 
stored data and using good data compression systems, two of these PDF417 codes can store plenty of information, any of 
it available to >anyone< you show your card to... at least the portions of which are not encrypted. 

Most importantly, while Smart Cards are very expensive, PDF417's are dirt cheap to print. Any good quality 24 pin dot matrix 
printer is certainly capable of producing ID cards. A cheap XT with a network connection, a decent but cheap printer, perhaps 
a hand held scanner/Polaroid camera and a card laminator are enough to produce such cards. On the other hand, a smart 
card will require an on board chip which needs to be encoded and inserted in the card. 

Encryption: 

The presentation said that portions of the PDF417's could be encrypted to hold certain private information to which only 
DMV's or other entities would have the key to. This way, anyone can scan your card, but some of your information will be 
hidden. Now whether or not someone breaks into the DMV's and grabs the private key on the other end will become an issue 
which was not presented. 

In fact, it seems most of our city government folks are quite in the dark about encryption. They believe all of it can be broken 
and do not trust it which is in a way good for our privacy and the lack of theirs. However, their neglect of strong encryption 
may cause several problems in terms of the security of the encrypted fields: if implemented ass backwards, and we know 
Uncle Sam usually does things ass backwards, don't we? Let us not forget that this was only Symbol Technology's 
suggestion. Knowing the DMVs, there will probably be no encrypted data. Digital Signatures to protect against forgeries 
perhaps, but little privacy protection. 

Your Mug Shot & John Hancock: 

Samples were shown of various test DMV cards in various states containing digitized pictures, signatures, as well as standard 
run of the mill info such as your full name, address, phone number, license number, etc. The idea was that a cop could pull 
you over (or any other official of state or bank, or store clerk, etc.) scan your ID card and see if the picture matches the stored 
picture in the bar code and your face. Ditto for the signature. In fact you can expect to see new ID'S sporting these codes 
soon since Symbol is "working with all major ID card manufacturers." 

This is not vaporware, this type of bar codes have been used by the DoD as ID'S. 

Welfare Card*: 

These will be used for welfare cards. Whether they will be separate cards or part of your drivers license wasn't dear by the 
presentation. You can bet that they have evangelized many DMVs and government agencies around the country with the 
same speech. 



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(Fingerprints were also shown - possible application - match your paw prints to the ones stored in encrypted form on the bar 
code using a card scanner/finger print scanner machine which also matches them to a neat database via a network.) 

DMV Invitations: 

One of the less interesting things was that your DMV invitations to renew your license would be sent on a postcard 
sporting a bar code without which they would not allow you to renew your card. The usual do not bend, staple, or spindle 
shown on punch cards will no longer apply as these are almost indestructible, and it would be in your interest to not harm 
them. 

Buying Guns: 

Your drivers license will hold a hidden encrypted field to which gun dealers will have a machine that will hold the key to. 
By swiping your card, or inserting your card in the device, a green light would indicate that you can infact purchase a gun, a 
red would indicate you are either a person with a past criminal record, or soon enough a political danger... Supposedly, this 
will remove the one day wait for hand-guns. So now the right to bear arms is linked to your drivers license. 

DMVs & Voting: 

By '96 all DMVs will be required to have give drivers access to something called the Motor Voter System. This will give you 
the "right" to register to vote when you renew your license. We now have a political link between you and your right to drive... 
your right to vote. 

DMVs & Your Bank: 

DMVs will >SELL< your records to your bank. Supposedly, they will claim that this information will be used to protect your 
bank accounts by giving your bank your photo, etc. as proof of ID. Let us not forget that the IRS is pushing to have full access 
to your bank accounts. We now have a link between the IRS, your bank, and your drivers license. You can bet your credit 
cards will also be linked in this nasty soup. 

DMVs & All Insurance: 

Not just drivers insurance will be linked to your driver's license, but your health insurance as well. In fact, your entire family's 
insurance will be linked!!! Their presenter said "Two full pages of medical info plus the doctor's name." 

Your Car & The Parking Meter: 

Should you deserve a parking ticket, your windshield will sport a nifty little PDF417 with all your registration info. If you 
happen to have put too few quarters in the parking meter, not to worry, the parking meter will sport a PDF417 barcode 
as well. A portable scanner will grab your info and the info off the parking meter. If the scanner has a built in printer - and 
they will eventually - you'll get parking tickets within less than four seconds of a meter maid's time.. 

This is a really neat technology, but as an enemy to privacy it is a far more insidious enemy than clipper was. WHEN, not 
IF, these DMV based ID'S are in place, it will be near impossible to gain much of your valued privacy. 

A National Health Care ID card as we previously thought will not be the future... If you drive, and very few can live in today's 
society without the privilege of driving (I am one of those few as I rely on the subways) you are already carrying the National 
ID Card from Big Brother, Inc. 

Symbol Technology sees a great boom in PDF417, but the odd twist is that while they make scanners, they are not selling 
them to the government, nor are they offering anything other than lip service and evangelism. 

They are opening the eyes of sleepy, DMV drones to the possibility of Big Brother Hell, and they are doing a good job. 
They will eventually profit from this as their distributors sell the DMVs scanners and third party custom written apps for the 
DMVs databases... And it does seem as if the DMV is licking its ugly lips. (The AAMV Association of American Motor 
Vehicles is the central hierarchy for all the DMVs. They are interested in this technology and it is in use in some states as 
a pilot program.) 

We have yet another battle on our hands. :-l 

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Here's another picture from the same 
d00d..What we have here is a picture of a 
GTE van, the back of some guy and a 
great big box of wires. Nothing really 
exciting to talk about with this picture, 
but we would like to mention that we see 
an awful lot of these boxes UNLOCKED 
and open around these parts. Anyone 
else notice this, too? If anyone else 
sends in pictures like these first two pics, 
please take the time to walk up to the 
field techs and ask them some questions, 
get some close up shots of them and 
their equipment and send in a little 
commentary along with those pictures. 
This way, YOU get to write something for 
the magazine and WE get to be lazy. 



Someone sent in a series of 
pictures of a GTE vehicle and a 
worker ....at work. Here, to the left, 
we have one of the pictures. 
Anyhow, we see the ventilation 
"snorkel" inserted into the man 
hole, a truck, a few cones, a guard 
rail, a box, lid, etc... The person 
who sent the pictures in asked if we 
could write up an article on what's 
INSIDE one of these manholes 
(including pictures if at all 
possible) Anyone want to take on 
this task and write up the article? 






What we have pictured on 
the left is a medley of our 
goodies we collected over 
the last few months... If 
you see something in the 
pile that you'd like to 
know the name of or 
where we got (where YOU 
can get it) please write in 
and let us know. If you 
have something you'd 
like to send us, please do 
so. We're always looking 
for more care packages 
full of good stuff to screw 
around with and take 
pictures of. We'd like to 
thank Tom43 and 
Bertha9000 for some of 
the goodies they sent in. 

Next, we've got a photo with 4 padlocks appearing. Yay. The top 
right lock is a Paragon lock and the bottom three are Southern 
California Edison locks. I don't know why people send these to 
us, but we thought it'd be a good idea to show some of them off 
since we've got 'em. Do you have a lock you want to send to 
us? Go for it. Better yet, send us any keys or security tools 
you've got - particularly the security tool for removing power 
meter security locks and/or lead crimp tools and the like. If 
you'd like for us to photograph something and include it in a 
future issue, write to us or call us and let us know what you're 
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Letters to the Editor - Continued from page 11 



Anyhow, this should be enough for you to get whatever it is 
you need. 

Dear 411, 

I just picked up a copy of your guys mag at our Borders. This 
magazine kicks major ass. You guys have easy to 
understand articles and not junked up technical shit. Anyway, 
I was wondering how I go about building my own pirate radio, 
if you could send me the instructions on how to build it and 
what I need to build it, I would be most appreciative, I'll even 
send an article for each of your issues just to help move your 
business along. Anyway thanx alot! 

PHiBeR OPTiKII 

Birmingham, Ml 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

We don't have our own schematics to give out, but we can 
send you in the right direction. Start here: 

http://ramseyelectronics. com/ 

Check out their site, request their catalog and consider buying 
their FM-10, FM-25 or FM-100 setup to play around with. It's 
a start. Please be aware that transmitting anything over 100 
Milliwatts is illegal. The FM-25 and FM-100 will transmit far 
above this limit, I believe. There are many other places that 
sell kits (along with documentation on how to construct and 
operate them, as well). 

Greetings, 

First, let me say you all are doing a great job with this mag. 
keep up the good work! Second, I feel compelled to comment 
on a letter in your V4I4 by Sinister8. He was trying to correct 
your alleged error in reference to ANI and in doing so, made 
some errors of his own. BL411! is correct: ANI (automatic 
number identification) is the proper term, not ALL Hay 
Sinister, where did you come up with the acronym ALI? After 
10 years as an installation technician with PacBell I should 
probably know what ANI is. You can check Newton's 
Telecom Dictionary if you don't believe me. 



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Are you having trouble finding our Magazine? 

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having problems locating our magazine in your area. We know it can be next to impossible to find Blacklisted! 411 in your 
local neighborhood bookstore at times like this ..there are always exceptions, as most of our subscribers are aware of this. 
It s rather easy to get our magazine if you REALLY you want it. 

If you're in a place that doesn't carry our magazine and you'd like to see it there in the future, do is one of the following: 

1 . If you're not sure if the store you're in carries our magazine, ASK THEM! They might be sold out or they may have hidden 
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2. If they do not carry our magazine, tell the store manager that you would like to see this magazine in their store in the future. 
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4 Subscribe if you don't want to bother with any of the previous methods. 

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Also, regarding CO switches, AT&T's 5ESS and the 5E are 
the same thing! We say "5E" for short when referring to the 
5ESS switch. The 5E is a digital switch, the 1A is the analog 
switch. But, don't forget that ESS is 1960's technology 
(officially introduced in 1965). Some PacBell COs are now 
cutting over to the Northern Telecom DMS 200 switch. 

The last item I want to correct is Sinister's definition of 
RCMAC. The last "C" was dropped years ago, leaving us with 
RCMA, which stands for Recent Change Memory 
Administration (the last C stood for Center). 

There must be an old phreaker file with bogus information that 
people are reading and are assuming is completely accurate. 
We can't get into a VMS or PBX without entering in the 
precise code. Successful cracking is accomplished with 
precision. Yes, we can finger phreak a system randomly until 
we guess the passcode, but it is the passcode "precisely" 
dialed which gives us access. As we strive for precision in our 
abilities to phreak and crack, let us also strive for precision in 
our understanding and use of telecommunication terminology. 
Incorrectly explained acronyms and improperly used terms 
can only lead to confusion. Let's not contribute to confusion, 
rather, let us collaborate with clarity. 

let me give the readers some of PacBell's ANIs: 211-2121, 
211-2345, 1223. Some of GTEs are: 114, 1114. These are 
for the Southern California area. Stay the course and don't 
ever give up! 

J.R. 

California 

Routed> U.S. Snail Mail 

Right on J.R.! Thanks for the corrections and info. Any time 
you want to send in some pics or articles from a utility 
company worker perspective, go for it! We like that inside 
information, you know. 



Have a good one, hackers! Until the next issue. 



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Blacklisted! 411 



911 

by kryptO cipher 



Any Hacker can tell you that a cellular phone can be tracked. Of course, you would have to really piss some 
one off to get that kind of attention because tracking or fixing a cell phone is no small undertaking, even for 
Ihe FBI. Unfortunately, if the FCC gets its way, that will all change. The FCC has proposed a new wireless 
standard called E911 or Enhanced 911 to allow the accurate tracking of cellular phones for emergency 
purposes. To understand the ramifications of this proposal you need to first understand the way that cell 
phones can be tracked. 

The first way to track a cell phone is to simply identify the cell-site that the target phone is currently using 
and send out gung-ho agents to harass everyone within range of it who happens to be using their phones 
in a conspicuous manner. While this is the easiest way to track a cell phone, it's not the most accurate. 
Knowing the cell-site that the target phone is currently using gives the agents too much ground to cover as 
the phone and its user could be located any where in the cell-sites reception radius. 

The second and more accurate way to track a cell phone is to use a "Time Difference of Arrival" system to 
triangulate the position of the target phone. This works well when the target phone is within range of at least 
three cell-sites or base stations. If your calling from some where inside a city or a fairly populated residential 
area, you can bet that you're within range of at least three or more receivers. Once the cellular service 
provider or FBI find the three cell-sites or base stations for which you are in range of, they will simply make 
note of the time differences between the three sites as each one receives your signal. Since the distance 
between each cell-site and your phone will be different, each site will receive your signal at a different time. 
After a little trigonometry, a computer can use a geographical map to fix the phone's position among the 
cell-sites. This method is highly accurate because for every possible position of the target phone, there is a 
unique set of timing differences between the cell-sites. 

The third method uses "arrival angle" to either assist the search with cell-sites or by it self as a moving 
search. The additional knowledge of "arrival angle" lets them know the general direction in which their 
cell-site or base station is receiving your signal. This is also helpful when your phone is not in range of three 
or more cell-sites or triangulation is not possible. An excellent example of this method in action is the 
plumbing van filled with feds that slowly cruise through your neighborhood at night. If you think this only 
happens in movies, think again. Of course, this method is rare among cellular providers because most 
cell-sites are rigged with omnidirectional antennas which are practically useless with regards to arrival 
angle. 

It's easy to see that at this moment the location of your cell phone and you, if you happen to be carrying it, 
are fairly secure unless your Hacker handle has some how found its way into a federal investigation. Even 
then, the feds would have to get warrants and the cooperation of the service provider for a trap and trace to 
go through. But if E911 is passed as a law by the government, and you know it will, then the difficulty of 
tracking cell phones will be reduced to the touch of a button. According to the FCC, all carriers or service 
providers must modify their cell-sites or base stations so that any customer can be located to within 125 
meters of actual position. If the proposal is passed, all carriers or service providers must conform to E911 
standards by the year 2001 .Now, don't get me wrong! I'm not some wacked out conspiracy theorist, but this 
plan is the next best thing to planting tracking bugs in our craniums and you know how the NSA would just 
love to do that. With E911 in effect, your every move could be tracked. I don't know about you, but this 
definitely sounds like an invasion of privacy. And even if there is no hidden agenda behind E91 1 , it will only 
be a matter of time before the feds begin exploiting it for investigative purposes. 

In conclusion, this fiasco to come reminds me a lot of the DES encryption standard that the government 
was so wild about. They're telling the public that E91 1 will save lives but they fail to mention the loss of 
privacy that this system can cause if misused. 



Do you have your own hacker publication or website? 

Are you interested in submitting an article for print? 

If not, consider it! 

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53 



Chicago Area Frequencies 

Description 

Woodridge Police Department F1 

Woodridge F2 

Downers Grove PD 

Downers Grove "F5" 

Darien, Lisle, Burr Ridge PD 

(Southwest Central Dispatch) Lemont, Willowbrook, Clarendon Hills PD 

Used by above towns to talk to Southwest Central Dispatch, "low band" 

Westmont, Hinsdale, Oak Brook PD 

Westmont "Tac 1" 

Westmont "Tac 2", Westmont ESDA 

Bolingbrook PD 

Romeoville PD 

"Point-to-Point" (Used by all agencies) 

Woodridge Public Services/Woodridge Park District 

Lisle, Downers Grove, York Townships Highway Department 

Dupage County Office of Emergency Management 

Tri-State North & North-West Tollway Police 

Tri-State North & North-West Tollway Police 

Tri-State South & East-West Tollway Police 

Tri-State South & East-West Tollway Police 

North-South Tollway Police 

Toll Highway Authority North (Repeats 855.2375?) 

Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) 

Illinois State Police District 2 Base in Elgin 

ISP Dist. 2 Cars 

ISP Dist. 2 Car-to-Car (All Districts in Illinois) 

ISP Aircraft 

Itasca Police (200 , s) 

Itasca Police F2 

DuComm East 1: Lombard (Lincoln) / Villa Park (Victor) 

DuComm West 1: Carol Stream (Charlie) / Bartlett (Bravo) / Hanover Park (Yankee) 

DuComm West 5: West Chicago (Zebra) / Warrenville (Delta) / Winfield (William) 

DuComm East 3: Oak Brook Terrace (Ocean) / Elmhurst (Echo) 

DuComm West 3: Wheaton (Tango) / Glen Ellyn (Golf) 

DuComm AreaWide 

Naperville PD Trunked System 

Naperville PD Trunked System 

Naperville PD Trunked System 

Naperville PD Trunked System 

Naperville PD Trunked System 

Naperville PD Trunked System 

Darien Woodridge, Downers Grove, Westmont, (Tri-State) Fire 

Lisle/Woodridge FD, Oak Brook FD, Itasca FD, Warrenville FD 

Bolingbrook Fire 

Romeoville Fire 

Elmhurst FD / Lombard FD / Oak Brook Terr FD / Villa Pk FD 

Glen Ellyn FD (800's) / Wheaton FD (400's) 

Naperville FD 

Fire Ground 

Chicago CityWide 1 

Chicago CityWide 2 

Chicago CityWide 3 

Chicago CityWide 4 

Chicago CityWide 5 

Chicago CityWide 6 

Chicago CityWide 7 

Chicago Zone 1 Far NorthWest 

Chicago Zone 2 Near North 

Chicago Zone 3 NorthWest Central 

Chicago Zone 4 Downtown Area 

Chicago Zone 5 Near South 

Chicago Zone 6 SouthWest 

Chicago Zone 7 Mid-South 

Chicago Zone 8 South 

Chicago Zone 9 Far SouthWest 

Chicago Zone 10 West 

Chicago Zone 1 1 Far North 

Chicago Zone 12 NorthWest 

Chicago Zone 1 3 West Central 

Louis Joliet Mall 

Oak Brook Terrace Mall 

Lincoln Mall / Evergreen Plaza 

Woodfield Commons & Housekeeping 

Gurnee Mills Security 



Ch. 


Frequency 


1 


856.4625 


2 


857.4625 


3 


470.9125 


4 


470.6625 


5 


470.5125 


6 


476.7375 


7 


1 55.4300 


8 


154.7250 


9 


155.1450 


10 


158.7450 


11 


155.2500 


12 


153.8950 


13 


155.3700 


14 


1 55.0400 


15 


151.0250 


16 


154.9650 


17 


854.9875 


18 


855.2375 


19 


855.4875 


20 


855.7375 


21 


855.9625 


22 


866.1625 


23 


1 55.4750 


24 


042.6200 


25 


042.6800 


26 


042.5000 


27 


122.9750 


28 


471.1875 


29 


155.8050 


41 


470.3875 


42 


470.6875 


43 


470.3125 


44 


470.8875 


45 


471.1375 


46 


471.0125 


61 


866.6250 


62 


866.2375 


63 


867.0375 


64 


867.5750 


65 


867.8250 


66 


868.1500 


81 


154.2500 


82 


154.3100 


83 


155.3250 


84 


154.4000 


85 


154.4150 


86 


154.1750 


87 


857.2625 


88 


153.8300 


101 


460.1250 


102 


460.1750 


103 


460.2750 


104 


460.3250 


105 


460.3500 


106 


460.2500 


107 


460.3000 


108 


460.4750 


109 


460.0500 


110 


460.2250 


111 


460.1500 


112 


460.5000 


113 


460.4000 


114 


460.0750 


115 


460.2000 


116 


460.0250 


117 


460.1000. 


118 


460.3750 


119 


460.4250 


120 


460.4500 


141 


464.3250 


142 


464.5750 


143 


464.9750 


144 


464.9250 


145 


461 .2250 



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146 


464.4750 


147 


464.6750 


148 


461.1125 


149 


462.1125 


150 


462.7625 


151 


059.7500 


152 


081.7500 


153 


179.7500 


154 


191.7500 


171 


043.7200 


172 


043.7400 


173 


043.8200 


174 


043.8400 


175 


043.9200 


176 


043.9600 


177 


044.1200 


178 


044.1600 


t79 


044.1800 


180 


044.2000 


181 


044.3200 


182 


044.3600 


183 


044.4000 


184 


044.4600 


185 


044.4800 


186 


046.6100 


187 


046.6300 


188 


046.6700 


189 


046.7100 


190 


046.7300 


191 


046.7700 


192 


046.8300 


193 


046.8700 


194 


046.9300 


195 


046.9700 


196 


049.8300 


197 


049.8450 


198 


049.8600 


199 


049.8750 


200 


049.8900 


Channel #'s 


Contents 1 


1-20 




21-40 




41-60 




61-80 




81-100 




101-120 




121-140 




141-160 




141-150 




151-160 




161-180 




181-200 





Gurnee Mills Housekeeping / Chicago Ridge Mall 

Fox Valley Mall 

Lincolnwood Town Center 

Golf Mil Mall 

Old Orchard Mall 

Channel 2 Direct Audio 

Channel 5 Direct Audio 

Channel 7 Direct Audio 

Channel 9 Direct Audio 

Cordless Phone Channel #1 

Cordless Phone Channel #2 

Cordless Phone Channel #3 

Cordless Phone Channel #4 

Cordless Phone Channel #5 

Cordless Phone Channel #6 

Cordless Phone Channel #7 

Cordless Phone Channel #8 

Cordless Phone Channel #9 

Cordless Phone Channel #10 

Cordless Phone Channel #1 1 

Cordless Phone Channel #12 

Cordless Phone Channel #1 3 

Cordless Phone Channel #14 

Cordless Phone Channel #15 

Cordless Phone Channel #16 

Cordless Phone Channel #17 

Cordless Phone Channel #18 

Cordless Phone Channel #1 9 

Cordless Phone Channel #20 

Cordless Phone Channel #21 

Cordless Phone Channel #22 

Cordless Phone Channel #23 

Cordless Phone Channel #24 

Cordless Phone Channel #25 

Cordless Phone Handset / Baby Monitor 

Cordless Phone Handset / Baby Monitor 

Cordless Phone Handset / Baby Monitor 

Cordless Phone Handset / Baby Monitor 

Cordless Phone Handset / Baby MonitorBank 

Local PD, IL State PD, Tollway2 

Local PD, IL State PD, Tollway3 

DuComm4 

Naperville Trunked System5 

Fire Departments6 

Chicago Citywide & Zones7 

Empty8 

Mall/Security 

TV Direct Audio9 

Cordless PhoneslO 

Cordless Phones & Baby Monitors 



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55 



BULLET BUSTER 



FROM TELECODE 



WHAT IS THE BULLET? 

On Wednesday, the 13th of March 1991, American Cablevision of Queens, New York, sent the first electronic "Bullet". This 
so-called "Bullet" was in fact, an electronic signal directed to unauthorized cable boxes causing them to turn-off. Approximately 
300+ unsuspecting customers then called the cable company to complain and were subsequently taken to court for cable 
theft. 

The "Bullet" works by ordering the computer processor within the cable box to lock-up if it is authorized for all channels. Since 
pirate chips installed in a cable box would authorize all channels, the TV "goes black". 

HOW THE CABLE COMPANIES CATCH PIRATES 

There are several methods; here are some of the more popular. The first method is somewhat costly to the cable company, 
and is used usually only when they think they have a thief. A device called a Time-Domain Reflectometer(TDR) is used to 
send a timed signal from the cable line outside your home to your decoder. 

The reflected energy of the signal is measured and then compared to previous measurements to find a time difference which 
would indicate that the box has been tampered with. Pirates were able to get around this by installing an in-line amplifier which 
would weaken the reflected signal. One problem with TDR is that you need previous readings, which are not usually taken at 
the time of installation for a reference point. 

The second way is to modulate an identification signal onto the cable line at about 108 MHz. This signal sounds something like 
a "cuckoo", and "leaks" from the converter box where it can be picked up by cable company employees outside of a suspected 
pirates home using hand held receivers. Unfortunately the signals sent by the cable companies can also cause interference 
with FM reception within the home. 

A third method is to program all cable boxes from the headend to display a message. This message is displayed only by boxes 
which have had a test chip installed and left in. The message informs the customer that they have won a free t-shirt or 
something similar. They only have to go to the Cable Company HQ to pick up their prize. And what a prize it is! A FREE trip to 
jail! Don't fall for this. There is no free lunch. 

IS THERE A FIX FOR THE BULLET? 

Yes, there are several solutions to the problem. The "Bullet" as sent from headend causes the box to lock-up, and not output 
a picture. The fix is simple - unplug the power cord. After a few minutes, plug-in the box again and it should reset. At worst, the 
box may stay dead for up to 24 hours. If this doesn't work - go to the next fix. 

The second fix is to install an in-line trap to filter out the actual message or "Bullet" before it can get to the microprocessor. This 
is accomplished by inserting on the cable going to the box, a small F-M trap. This trap is designed to "filter" out the frequency 
carrying the "Bullet" information. Unfortunately, there are a few side effects. One is that the box will not be updated with 
time-of-day, special messages and other "housekeeping" instructions. These small traps are popularly referred to as "Bullet 
Busters". 

The third fix is to go inside the box, locate the small, usually RG-174 Mini-coax cable carrying the demodulated F-M 
information and cut this cable. This has the same effect as installing a trap but costs nothing. Of course, if the box belongs to 
the cable company going inside the box is not advised. You may, however, purchase your own cable box. 

BUILDING THE CIRCUIT 

Addressable cable systems use a data channel to address or "instruct" the cable descrambler as to which channels you are 
authorized to watch. Typically this is done by modulating control data at 106.5 MHz. This is not the same as the "cuckoo" 
sound which is typically sent at 108 MHz. To see if you have either of the modulated signals present, simply attach an FM 
radio to the cable using a suitable splitter/adapter. Scan the band around 106 to 108 MHz listening for beeping noises. If noise 
or interference is located, the "Bullet Buster" will usually eliminate it once installed. 

The "Bullet Buster" is a passive band-rejection or notch filter configured as a type-T trap. The filter gives about 40 to 60 dB of 
attenuation using only one resonant circuit. Tuning is accomplished by turning a small trimmer capacitor to set the frequency, 
while a trim potentiometer permits critical adjustment of notch depth. 

The entire circuit can be built on a small piece of PC material. Mount the in/out jacks first and the pot, trimmer and finally the 
rest of the parts. To adjust, turn C2 for frequency and R1 for notch depth until interference is blocked from reception into your 
FM radio receiver. Once adjusted, remove and reinstall into the cable line just before the decoder/descrambler. Plans for the 
BULLET BUSTER are in the CABLE HACKERS BIBLE Volume 2. Finished units are available for $15.00 to $25.00 from other 
various venders. Telecode does not sell them. Check the back of any issue of ELECTRONICS NOW magazine (available from 
newsstands everywhere). 

Although the "Bullet Buster" will eliminate the interference signal, it will also eliminate all programming instructions from 
reaching the set. This means that if you order a PPV program with the filter still in-line, the box will NOT accept the instruction, 
and of course, you will NOT be able to see what you've paid for. If, after installing the trap, the converter shuts down, unplug 
the filter for a while toallow the converters microprocessor to update. 

Alternatively, try unplugging the power and then plugging in again forcing a computer reset condition within the converter. Do 
not use the "Bullet Buster" to circumvent the cable companies right to de-authorize the converter, or in any other unlawful 
manner. 

This information was taken directly from Telecode webpage with permission to do so. Telecode sells all sorts of 

useful hacking material. Please take the time to check them out: 

TELECODE 

PO BOX 6426, YUMA AZ 85366-6426 (520) 726-2833 

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Regular Phillips 



Hex 



Torx Security 

Torx 



Scrulox/ 
Robertson 



Internal Security 

Line Head Line Head 



External 
Line Head 



Spanner Spanner 



Torq-set 



Security 
Hex 



oooo 



Security 
Scrulox 



ooto 



Spline 



Z*it® 



Posidrive 



So, you have some piece of equipment you 
want to open up, but you have no idea 
what the hell that little fastener is? There 
are all sorts of oddball screws (screw 
balls?) out there and here's a sample of 
some of them. 

Use the Regular and Phillips diagrams to 
get an idea of how the diagrams work for 
the rest of the screw/bit types you're 
unfamiliar with. The white part of each 
diagram is where the bit fits into the 
screw. The Black portion of the diagram is 
the base of the screw that the bit is 
surrounded by when the bit is inserted. 
It'll make sense after awhile. 

Often, you will find Spanner screws used 
to hold wall plates in place at schools... 
primarily in bathrooms. 

You will find Security Torx screws used in 
all the ST-1600 thru ST-2500 cable boxes. 

External line head screws are really 
unusual. Or are they? Check out Super 
Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gameboy, Pocket 
Gameboy, SNES Carts, N64 Carts, 
Gameboy Carts, Sega Genesis, etc, etc 
Mostly, if not entirely, Japanese made 
home video game systems. 



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just to have them handy in case you do happen to need them some day. Find them at the 
following locations: 



Jensen Tools, Inc. 
(800)426-1194 
http://www.jensentools. com 



Parts Express 
(800)338-0531 
http://www. parts-express, com/ 



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Weekdays: 2:15pm EST - 5:30pm EST 
Weekends: 8:00pm EST - 11:00pm EST 

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Monthly Meetings! 



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all over the U.S. and anywhere else. Monthly Blacklisted! 41 1 meetings are held the first Sunday of each month at 1pm. 

Arizona 

(602 Area Code) - Phoenix 

Tri-City Mall near food court by the payphones. 
Hosted by: Cynosure 



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Florida 

(813 Area Code) 



Tampa/Brandon 



Brandon Town Center between the food court and the arcade 

by the payphones. 

Hosted by: Desolated Dream - ddream@cyberspace.org 

(407 Area Code) - Orlando 

Fashion Square Mall - upstairs by the payphones next to the 

Panda Express in the food court. 

Hosted by: Whisper - SSo9642199@aol.com 



Pennsylvania 



(215/610 Area Code) - Philadelphia 

Suburban Station, 16th & JFK Blvd. near the Track 5 sign, 

across from the pizza place. 

Payphones: (215) 854 - 9268, 9871, 9873, 9019 

Hosted by: Lionel McGimpy 



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(610 Area 

Philadelphia) 

Granite Run Mall, outside the arcade at the payphones 

Hosted by: thegreek (Mark Pappas) thegreek@hygnet.com 

New York 

(516 Area Code) - Long Island 

Walt Whitman Mall by Radio Shack 

Hosted by: Chaos - MikeLowrie@pointblank.com 

(516 Area Code) - Long Island 

Roosevelt Field Mall by the Sam Goody entrance, near the 

payphones. 

Hosted by: GuNDaM - verbeeck@nether.net 



ima 

(703 Area Code) - Schantiloy 

Fairoaks Mall - middle of the mall at the Cafe 

Hosted by: Eleborn 

Contact: The Conspiracy Quarterly BBS (703)631-1499 

Colorado 

(303 Area Code) - Westminster/Denver 

Westminster mall, between food court and payphones. 
Hosted by: Arsenic 

Utah 

(801 Area Code) - Salt Lake City 

Crossroads Mall in the food court, north end between Dippin' 

Dots and the glass elevator. 

Hosted by: Apocalypse and The DFL Hackers! 

California 

(707 Area Code) - Santa Rosa 

Santa Rosa Plaza, 1st floor at the water fountain. 
Hosted by: Tron 

(760 Area Code) - Oceanside 

Hill Street Coffee House - 524 S. Coast Hwy. Meeting located 
in the partio area 
Hosted by: Secondshot 
Email: j563@usa.net 

Ohio 

(216 Area Code) - Cleveland 

The Avenue at Tower City, food court area, 2nd level, in/near 

Smoking section. 

Payphones: (will advise) 

Hosted by: Digiphreak - frequency.rec@worldnet.att.net 

Voicemail info #: (216)556-0469 press #3 



Maryland 



Minnesota 



(301 Area Code) - Silver Spring 

Wheaton Plaza - at the Cinnabon 
Hosted by: Pappy 



(612 Area Code) - Minneapolis/St. Paul 

Starbucks Coffee in Highland Park St. Paul (right on Ford 

Parkway), right inside the door, next to Barnes and Noble 

bookstore. 

Hosted by: DeadW8 



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